These blackberry bars are best made when the berries are in peak season. They are the perfect end to a meal because they are not cloyingly sweet, and they have a nice, savory note with the addition of the rosemary. Garnish with a little lemon zest or rosemary.

Anne J.
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Crumb Topping:
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides.

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  • Combine 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour, oats, 6 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; mix with a fork to make a crumbly topping. Place in the refrigerator.

  • Combine 1/2 cup butter and confectioners' sugar in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add eggs and egg yolk one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in lemon zest, rosemary, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

  • Mix 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour, baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt together in a separate bowl. Add to the creamed butter mixture in 2 to 3 batches, mixing well after each addition, until a thick dough forms.

  • Spread dough in the bottom of the prepared pan. Arrange blackberries evenly on top. Stir crumb topping and sprinkle evenly over blackberries. Press down gently to pack topping down.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool for 1 hour.

  • Lift bars out of the pan using the parchment paper edges. Cut into 12 pieces using a long serrated knife.

Cook's Note:

Substitute all-purpose flour for the white whole wheat flour if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

319 calories; 20.3 g total fat; 112 mg cholesterol; 145 mg sodium. 31.3 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2017
Yummy and different. Took them to church where they were eaten right up. I think the bottom crust could have used a bit more sugar but some thought it was fine... just personal preference Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2017
Yummy and different. Took them to church where they were eaten right up. I think the bottom crust could have used a bit more sugar but some thought it was fine... just personal preference Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2017
Yummy and different. Took them to church where they were eaten right up. I think the bottom crust could have used a bit more sugar but some thought it was fine... just personal preference Read More
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