Friday, February 28, 2014

Lemon Blueberry Crumb Bars

Lena made these for a recent coffee hour, and they were absolutely delicious! (I had 2.) She got the recipe from the Kraft foods site, linked at the bottom. Nice to have a taste of summer--right now, I think we could all use that!

        Crumb Bars recipe

Lemon-Blueberry Crumb Bars

What You Need
1/2 cup butter
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
2 eggs, divided
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. zest and 3 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon
2-1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Microwave butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 min. or until melted. Add dry cake mix and 1 egg; beat with mixer until blended. Press 2/3 of the dough onto bottom of prepared pan.
Beat cream cheese and sugar with mixer until blended. Add remaining egg, zest and juice; mix well. Pour over crust; top with berries. Pinch small pieces of the remaining dough between your fingers; press lightly into cream cheese layer.
Bake 48 to 50 min or until center is set. Cool completely. Refrigerate at least 1 hr before cutting. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into bars.