Thursday, June 25, 2009

Blueberry Peach Crumb Bars

For about a year we've made Ina Garten's Summer Fruit Crostata. It is the BEST dessert ever. Everytime we make it we get rave reviews! The reason why we have yet to post it is because it doesnt last long enough to get a picture! The recipe calls for peaches, plums and blueberries. We've made it with just peaches and blueberries and it's the best! We love that fruit combination!
When Lisa came across Smitten Kitchen's blueberry crumb bars she knew right away that she wanted to make these with peaches and blueberries! The result: AMAZING! Very yummy! Next we want to try a blueberry peach pie! We definitely would reccomend this recipe and try and fruit combination you like, but we highly reccommend blueberry peach!
Here is the adapted recipe!
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cold butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces)
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest and juice of half an orange
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups diced peaches
1/2 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and orange zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.
3. In another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and orange juice. Gently mix in the blueberries and peaches. Sprinkle the blueberry/peach mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown.


Kenya said...

Hello Lisa and Maria, my name is Kenya and I found your website via the Tastespotting web page. I am so very interested in trying your blueberry peach crumb bars and wanted to know your thoughts on roasting the peaches before mixing them with the blueberries. Thank you for sharing a piece of yourselves with the blogosphere!

Lisa and Maria said...

Hey Kenya!! We're glad you're very interested in trying out blueberry peach crumb bars! That's a really good idea to roast the peachers before mixing them with the blueberries. The only concern we would have it that if you roast them and then bake them again in the oven they might break down too much and be too mushy. Hope that helps! Do you also have a blog??
Maria and Lisa

Kenya said...

Beloved Lisa and Maria, you know it never crossed my mind that the peaches may become mushy; i was too focused on the fact that roasting fruit brings out the peach nirvana lol. ixnay on the roasting. i am afraid i do not have a blog :(
i am what you would call a food blog addict. i'm such a sucker for good food porn and i greatly admire people like you two lovely ladies who take the time out of their day to share recipes, photos and stories. but...feel free to email me anytime if there is room in your lives for new friends!

antonella said...

Hi Ladies,
Great blog/site, my mom Norma turned me on to it, everything looks great. She wants to try the blueberry peach crumb bars...wish me luck (not much of a baker)
I'll keep you posted.