Lemon and Blackberry Crumb Bars

A yummy everyday or special-occasion treat, these Lemon and Blackberry Crumb bars are made with fresh blackberries.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 18

1/2
cup butter, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
1 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
cup fresh lemon juice
1
pint (2 cups) fresh blackberries

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with spoon until well blended. Add flour, oats, baking powder and salt; stir until mixture is crumbly. Press half of mixture in bottom of pan.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir together condensed milk, lemon peel and lemon juice. Pour over crust in pan. Scatter blackberries over lemon mixture. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over top.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate until completely cooled, about 45 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

These bars freeze very well. Wrap bars individually in plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag and store in the freezer.

Blueberries and raspberries are delicious substitutes for the blackberries.