I look forward to a batch of these Blackberry Pecan Crumble Squares every summer when berry picking season is in full swing. But these are too good to pass up during the rest of the year, so feel free to use use your favorite jam.
Can I just say I’m a little obsessed with CRUMBLE SQUARES? I’ve made them every which way, from MEYER LEMON and APRICOT to my current favorite, WHITE PEACH, and I’m attached to every one of them. Today I used blackberries and pecans, because that’s what I need to use up, but feel free to experiment with other combinations of fruit and nuts. The genius of these little squares, besides the buttery nutty shortbread crust and the nubbly topping is the unexpected burst of fresh flavor that comes from using whole fruit. I can think of so many variations of fruit, jam and nuts for these bars already. I know they’re going to become regulars at our house.
If you happen to have the luxury of going berry picking I’m going to go out on a limb and tell you that you MUST make these. I think they’d be amazing with wild black raspberries, or tart wild blueberries. Even better if you can get your hands on more unusual varieties like huckleberries, Olallieberries, or Marionberries.
Reader Rave ~
“Just made a batch of these (yes, I’m a bit late to the party!) And they are FANTASTIC! I used blackberry with raspberry preserves (cause that’s what I had) and almonds. Amazingly easy and fast, but that cannot beat how darn delicious they are.” ~ Christine
Blackberry Pecan Crumble Squares
Make it your own ~
- All kind of berries and stone fruit work well in these bars.
- Try walnuts in place of the pecans.
- You might try mixing and matching the fresh fruit with different types of jam for unusual flavors.
Don’t forget to these Blackberry Pecan Crumble Squares!