Lemon Strawberry Crumb Bars

These sweet bars are a perfect mix of pastry and sweet strawberry filling topped with a tart lemon glaze. They are so good!! You will have trouble not eating all of these yourself.

Prep time: 20 min  |  Cook time: 50 min  |  Total: 70 min



3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, very cold and cubed

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

4 cups chopped strawberries

1/3 cup sugar

zest from 1 lemon

1 and 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Lemon Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch pan pan with parchment paper, leaving some to hang over the sides.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add the butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or use your hands to mix until it becomes a pea size crumb mixture.
  3. Whisk the brown sugar, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla together. Pour into the flour/butter mixture and mix it all together by hand again. Press 2/3 of this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Press down to make sure it’s compact.
  4. Mix the strawberries, sugar, lemon zest, and cornstarch together until combined. Spoon evenly over crust. Crumble the remaining butter/flour mixture on top and gently press down so it’s snug on the strawberry layer.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and the strawberry filling is bubbling on the sides. Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.
  6. Whisk the lemon glaze ingredients together and drizzle on top. Lift the cooled bars out using the parchment paper overhang on the sides. Make sure bars are completely cool before trying to cut them or they’ll be a crumbly mess.