The perfect crunchy base, strawberry filling and crumb topping to create a sweet dessert bar for Spring and Summer gatherings.
For the base and topping:
1 1/2Call purpose flour
3/4Cold fashioned oats
1/2Ccold unsalted buttercubed
For the filling:
1 1/2-2Cstrawberrieshulled and quartered
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease an 8x8 baking pan. Line with parchment paper.
Add base ingredients to a medium bowl. Using a pastry cutter (or a pair of forks), work the ingredients until the butter is no larger than pea sized and the mixture is crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup to use as topping. Press remaining mixture to the bottom of the prepared baking pan, creating an even layer.
Combine strawberries, sugar and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Toss until strawberries have absorbed the sugar. Spread our strawberry mixture evenly over prepared crust. Crumble topping over strawberries.
Bake for 45 minutes or until crumb topping is light golden. Cool in pan for 5-10 minutes. Carefully lift dessert from the pan by grabbing the edges of the parchment paper. Cut into squares, enjoy. Store remaining squares in an airtight container for up to several days.