Blueberry Squares

These quick-to-make streusel-topped squares melt in your mouth.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Streusel topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

Blueberry filling:

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 11/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9-by-13-inch-square baking dish with parchment paper or foil.

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter until flour is absorbed and the mixture resembles coarse meal. Pat pastry into prepared baking pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until pastry is just cooked.

To make streusel topping, combine flour, butter and brown sugar in a bowl and work with your fingers or a pastry blender until butter is the size of small and large chunks and flour has been absorbed.

Combine blueberries, flour, lemon rind and sugar. Pour over pastry and crumble streusel over top. Bake for 35 minutes or until filling is set and streusel is golden. Serves 8.