Blueberry and Lemon Shortbread Crumble Bars

READY IN: 50mins




  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and grease and line an 8x8 inch square pan.
  • Place the butter, flours, icing sugar, lemon zest and salt into a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer.
  • Mix on med-high for 2-3 minutes until you have a crumbly mix, with no large lumps of butter. This dough will not come together like a normal dough, that's fine!
  • Tip the shortbread into your greased pan. Spread and level with a spatula/the back of a wooden spoon.
  • In a separate, medium sized bowl, place the 1/2 stick of butter, flour, sugar and oats.
  • Mix together with your fingers, until the mix resemble bread crumbs. Some larger lumps are fine. Leave to one side.
  • Place the blueberry jam into a small heatproof bowl and heat for 10-15 seconds. This just makes it easier to spread.
  • Pour over the shortbread and spread until level. Leave a small 1/2 inch gap around the edges.
  • Sprinkle the jam layer with the crumble mix, it's fine if there are a few gaps.
  • Place in the oven for 35-40 mins until the top is lightly browned, the jam is bubbling and an inserted skewer into the middle comes out piping hot.
  • Leave to cool completely in the pan.
  • Once cooled, slice into 9-12 bars. Bars will keep in an airtight container, at room temperature for 3 days.