If you have an abundant amount of blackberries, you can create these delicious crumble bars with them, it’s a very delicious and simple recipe you can create for a special person!
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Additional: 8 hrs 30 mins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup almond meal
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 medium lemon, zested and juiced, divided
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- 1/4 cup white sugar, or more to taste
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
Mix flour, almond meal, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt for dough together in a bowl. Cut in butter until it is pea-sized. Mix in egg and vanilla extract until dough is crumbly.
Pat 1/2 of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan, saving the remaining dough for the topping.
Bake in the preheated oven until the edges just start to turn brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Leave the oven on.
Beat mascarpone cheese, sugar, 1/2 of the lemon zest, and 1/2 of the lemon juice together in a bowl for mascarpone filling.
Combine blackberries, sugar, remaining lemon zest, remaining lemon juice, cornstarch, orange liqueur, and salt for blackberry filling in another bowl.
Spread mascarpone filling across the cooled bottom crust. Spread blackberry filling over mascarpone filling, then sprinkle reserved dough in crumbles evenly over top.
Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is bubbling and the top crust is lightly browned, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. For best results, refrigerate for 8 hours overnight before cutting into 16 bars.