These are SO good! They have a buttery shortbread bottom, a blackberry jam filling and a streusal topping. They cut very nicely and easily into bars. We couldn't stop eating them. If only they were healthier... P.S. I made these a second time. Since I didn't have a lemon, I used 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in place of the lemon zest and they still tasted great. I'll probably do this from now on.
Made for hubby's crew and they only left him one piece! I added a little cold water to the crust because it seemed on the dry side.
These bars are delicious! We found a secret stash of blackberry bushes along a walking trail in our neighborhood, and used our first 2 cups to make these delicious bars! I halved the recipe, and it turned out perfect. These do take a while to make, and are a bit labor intensive, but the flavors are perfect and well worth the effort!
I was surprised that this was so delicious and I love that it is so easy. I made half a recipe and it turned out perfectly. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
The 2nd and 3rd time I made this delicious dessert I doubled the cinnamon and vanilla, and I think it is well worth doing so! The other recommendation I would give is to bake it in a smaller dish, ie 7x10. Each layer is thicker and the base is more stable. It does mean, however, that you have to mix the top two layers slightly in order to avoid the crumble being too dry. This is such a brilliantly easy recipe and a true crowd-pleaser. Thanks so much! (Also, I agree with ShaGun: I'll exchange fresh lemon juice for the zest from now on too.)
Great worked perfect for our picked black berries used lemon juice instead of zest since didn't have any on hand. Thanks!
Yes - this is indeed a delicious keeper, you need some time to make it, but it is a yummy treat great to share with a small crowd.
Was very good but seemed like a lot more berries than the bar part. I will try again but double the crust & the topping so it's no so much just berries.
Have mercy!!! THESE ARE THE BEST!! Everyone that has tried these loves them. The only thing I changed was using an extra cup of blackberries since we have so many but did not alter anything else. Perfect as is, thank you so much for sharing this recipe =)
Oh My Gosh!!! These are absolutely Fabulous!!! My son who's 25 said "Oh my gosh Mom those are the bomb!" And he is not a big sweet eater! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made exactly as directed.