Fresh Strawberry Bars stacked together next to strawberries and lemon

Strawberry Bars

Throw away the rolling pins and bake up these Easy Strawberry Bars instead of Strawberry Pie! A buttery shortbread crust is topped with a creamy strawberry filling, with just a hint of lemon and finished with a streusel topping. These Strawberry Crumble Bars are irresistible!
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Bars, Strawberry Crumble Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup whole white wheat flour or all purpose
  • 1/2 cup sugar divided
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cubed and cold
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries hulled and diced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 baking dish or line with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and dash of salt. Pulse together until pastry dough is crumbly and butter is evenly distributed. Remove 1/2 cup mixture for later.
  • With the remaining batter, press it evenly in the glass baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • While crust is baking, mix together yogurt, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla, egg, lemon juice and lemon zest together. Gently fold in the strawberries. When the crust comes out of the oven, pour the strawberry batter over the crust and sprinkle the reserved 1/2 cup crust batter over the berry mixture evenly. 
  • When the crust comes out of the oven, pour the strawberry batter over the crust and sprinkle the reserved 1/2 cup crust batter over the berry mixture evenly. 
  • Return to the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until pie bars are set and crumble over top is slightly browned.
  • Allow to cool for at least an hour before slicing (I found the bars tasted even better the next day if you can wait that long!)

Notes

  • If you don't have a food processor, use 2 forks or a pastry mixer to combine strawberry bar crust. 
  • Store leftover strawberry bars in refrigerator for 3-4 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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