These strawberries and cream crumb bars are sweet and creamy with a buttery crumb crust and topping.
Crumb desserts are like a whole other level of delicious. I’ve made this particular crumb crust and topping in my Blueberry Crumb Bars, this Lemon Curd Dessert, and now these strawberries & cream bars. I just keep coming back to it. Why mess with a good thing?
The crust is buttery and sweet, and crunchy yet tender. My fork can’t keep up with my mouth. Can’t stop. Won’t stop!
The layers of cream cheese and strawberry pie filling topped with the buttery streusel make this dessert a three-in-one: Pie, cheesecake, and dessert bar. It’s like a roller coaster ride for your mouth. You don’t know what to expect next, but you like it.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 8 oz cream cheese
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ tsp almond or vanilla extract
- 1 (21oz) can strawberry pie filling