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Blueberry Crumb Bars

This recipe is loosely adapted from a recipe in the New York Times, and wow, is it good.....


 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups white sugar, divided
 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 3/4 cup cold butter
 2 cups blueberries
 2 tablespoons cornstarch
 2 tablespoons lemon juice 


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Combine flour, oats, 1 cup sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve about 2 cups flour-butter mixture. Press remaining mixture into the prepared baking dish to form a crust.

Bring blueberries, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened, about 2 minutes. Spread blueberry mixture over crust and sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven until topping is just browned, about 25 minutes. Cool before cutting and serving.