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Strawberry Crumble (or Crumble Cookie Bars)

Strawberry Crumble (or Crumble Cookie Bars). A versatile recipe that does double duty as a scrumptious strawberry crumble dessert or cut them into bars as fantastic cookie treats.

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Strawberry Crumble (or Strawberry Crumble Bars)

What’s better than a great crumble recipe? A crumble recipe that can also be cut into cookie bars too!

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It’s easy to make your own jam using frozen berries.

This very simple recipe does double duty. It is a great simple crumble recipe that makes a terrific dessert on its own or with a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream.

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Strawberry Crumble (or Strawberry Crumble Bars)

Plus, any leftovers can be served cold, cut into bar cookies for the kid’s lunchboxes. I can’t guarantee the leftovers though, so to be safe, make two batches! 😉

I like to use fresh or frozen strawberries and sugar to taste to make my own jam for this recipe. Make it in advance though, so it can cool before adding it to the recipe.

Simply simmer together about 3 cups of chopped berries and the sugar (1/2 cup) over low heat , stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has boiled off.

Fresh strawberries close up photo.

Fresh ripe perfect strawberries.

 

If I want to cool it off quickly, there is a method I use that works well. Just pour the cooked jam into a 9×19 glass baking dish (or similar size).

Set the jam in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally and it should be ready to use in the recipe.

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Originally published April 2013.

Strawberry Crumble close up photo of stacked cookie bars on a white plate
Yield: 24 cookie bars

Strawberry Crumble (or Crumble Bars)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A few simple ingredients is all it takes to make this buttery strawberry crumble that can be served warm as a dessert or cooled and cut into cookie bars.

Ingredients

For the crumble

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, cold and cut in cubes
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract, or the seeds of one vanilla pod
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Filling

  • 2 1/2 cups strawberry jam

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder.
  3. Pulse in the cold butter and vanilla until crumbly.
  4. If you don't have a food processor you can simply rub the butter through the dry ingredients with your hands, this is a pretty simple, fail-safe recipe.
  5. Press half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan, then spread on the strawberry jam. Use homemade or a good quality, whole fruit jam and not a pectin based, jelly type jam
  6. Press the remaining crumb mixture together in your hands and break off small pieces, scattering them evenly over the jam layer.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until light golden brown on top.
  8. Serve warm with ice cream or chill and cut in bars.

Notes

I like to use fresh or frozen strawberries and sugar to taste to make my own jam for this recipe. Make it in advance though, so it can cool before adding it to the recipe.

Simply simmer together about 3 cups of chopped berries and the sugar (1/2 cup) over low heat , stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has boiled off.

If I want to cool it off quickly, there is a method I use that works well. Just pour the cooked jam into a 9x19 glass baking dish (or similar size).

Set the jam in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally and it should be ready to use in the recipe.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 285Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 143mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 1gSugar 25gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Gail

Saturday 12th of October 2019

Made these last week and of course they disappeared before I had a chance to have one myself. The only solution was to do a second batch since I had already made your strawberry jam and had some jars on hand. These are wonderful. Could you use other berry jams or would they be too runny for the crumble? FIVE STARS.

bonnie

Monday 19th of March 2018

If I do not have jam, can I use sliced strawberries?

Barry C. Parsons

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

I'd make jam from the strawberries to get some of the moisture out. Fresh berries will likely make the bottom soggy when they release their juice.

Una

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

I'm gona make these but I'm going to yo use Apricot jam instead.

J.Vallis

Thursday 7th of August 2014

Do you think one could add a layer of peanut butter under the jam and they would turn out ok?

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 7th of August 2014

Sure worth a try. I don't see why not. May have to try that myself.

Colette Just for Foodies

Saturday 18th of May 2013

I'm making these now!

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