Blackberry Schnapps Crumble Bars

Fruit bars are always a crowd pleaser and who could resist this fabulous blackberry schnapps version. Add some liquor to this tasty treat and pack your dessert with an extra punch! Since blackberries abound in the summer, serve these at a summer party such as a 4th of July celebration or one of the many barbecues you will attend!


Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Black Haus Blackberry Schnapps
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  • Blackberry Crumb Topping
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Black Haus Blackberry Schnapps
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Directions

Preheat oven to 400F (205C). Lightly spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.

Combine flour, sugar, butter and salt in a food processor and process into a coarse meal. Add egg and Blackberry Schnapps and pulse until dough just begins to hold together.

Pat an even layer of dough in bottom of prepared pan. Bake 400 for 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

To make Blackberry Crumb Topping, place granulated sugar and Blackberry Schnapps in a small saucepan.

Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens into a syrup. Place blackberries in a mixing bowl and pour syrup over blackberries.

Gently stir until blackberries are moistened. In another mixing bowl, add butter, brown sugar, and flour and stir until just combined.

Pour an even layer of blackberries over surface of cookie. Crumble brown sugar mixture over blackberries.

Return to oven and bake for 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Cut into 2 x 2-inch squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Makes 16 cookies.

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