This recipe was a hit!!! My mom is an antique dealer and was in town last weekend doing a show. This show is particularly tough because it is 2 days of set up and 4 LONG days of the show itself. So I figured this would be a perfect time to try out a new recipe, captivated audience, and let me tell you this was a HUGE HUGE hit with the other dealers!! I really couldn't have hoped for anything better, it tasted like little mini pies!! I even added too much cornstarch (didn't read the recipe and put it in the crust at first) and it still came out perfect! My mom is not a sweets person and thought this was divine!
The originally recipe called just for raspberries but I added blackberries and used a little bit more then 4 cups of berries and a little bit more sugar in the crust. Have fun with this one!
Finished Project! YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!
Right Before the Oven!
Right out of the oven!!!
BERRY CRUMB BARS
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shortening ( I used butter)
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground cinnamon
4 cups raspberries
1/2 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease one 13x9 inch pan.
- Combine 1 cup of the sugar, the flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, shortening, and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of the dough into the prepared pan.
- Combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch and berries.
- Place mixture over dough in pan. Crumble the remaining dough over the tops of the berries.
- Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until the top is slightly brown.