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Blueberry Crumble Bars

Cuisinart original

When you cannot decide between a cookie or a crumble, this dessert satisfies both cravings .

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray Crust: 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened and room temperature ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1¼ cups unbleached, all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Pinch ground cinnamon Filling: ¼ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons tapioca starch ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Pinch ground cinnamon Pinch ground ginger ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 cups fresh blueberries Topping: ¾ cup unbleached, all-purpose flour ½ cup rolled oats (not quick cooking) ½ cup packed light brown sugar ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per bar:  Calories 282 (41% from fat) • carb. 39g • pro. 3g • fat 13g • sat. fat 8g • chol. 35g sod. 143mg • calc. 4mg • fiber 2g

Instructions

1 . Lightly coat a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and line with parchment paper; reserve .

2 . Put the butter and sugars into the work bowl of a Cuisinart® food processor fitted with the chopping blade . Process until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed . Add the remaining crust ingredients and pulse until combined .

3 . Transfer the crust mixture into the prepared pan and press down firmly to pack into the bottom of the pan . Chill in refrigerator until firm .

4 . While the crust is chilling, prepare the filling . Put the sugars, starch, salt, and spices in a small mixing bowl; whisk to combine . Add the vanilla and blueberries and stir until blueberries are well coated . Using a large fork, or a potato masher, mash the blueberries until about half have burst open; reserve .

5 . Put all of the topping ingredients, except for the butter, in a medium mixing bowl . Whisk to combine . Add the butter and, using your fingers, combine until large crumbs form . (Alternatively, this topping can be made using a Cuisinart® Food Processor fitted with the chopping blade . Put all dry ingredients in the work bowl fitted with the chopping blade . Pulse to combine . Add the butter and pulse until large clumps have formed .)

6 . Once the crust has sufficiently chilled, preheat the Cuisinart® AirFryer Oven by selecting Bake with the temperature set to 350°F for 8 minutes with the rack in Position 1 . When the oven is preheated, bake until crust is firm and golden at the edges . Remove and spread filling on top of the baked crust and return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes, or until bubbling at the edges . Cover evenly with the crumb topping and return to the oven for a final 15 minutes . The bars are done when the topping is evenly browned .

7 . Remove from the AirFryer and allow to cool completely prior to cutting and serving .