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Blueberry Lemon Bar Recipe

Mar 01 2016 Liz Call

This blueberry lemon bar recipe is tart and sweet and perfect for spring and summer get togethers.  A delicious twist on a classic bar dessert.

This blueberry lemon bar recipe is tart and sweet and perfect for spring and summer get togethers.

Lemon bars have always been one of my favorite desserts.  I love how tart and gooey they are.  They always seem so refreshing so I never feel guilty eating too many. 😉  I have tried my hand at making lemon bars many times with no success.  I have even bought the box of lemon bar mix from the store with no success.  Finally, my grandmother helped me make some for a church event last year and they turned out!  Not only did they turn out, they were the hit of the party!

This blueberry lemon bar recipe is tart and sweet and perfect for spring and summer get togethers.

Well last week the kids and I went over to my grandparents house to pick a bunch of lemons from their tree.  The kids have been asking to have a lemonade stand, so I juiced a bunch of lemons to make some lemonade mix for their stand.  Since I had so much lemon juice, and some beautiful lemons for testing, I thought it was the perfect time to make some lemon bars.  I wanted to change them up a little bit and now that berries are coming into season, a blueberry lemon bar recipe was just what this lemon bar lover was craving.

This blueberry lemon bar recipe is tart and sweet and perfect for spring and summer get togethers.

Yield: 15 bars

Blueberry Lemon Bar Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Bar Recipe

This blueberry lemon bar recipe is tart and sweet and perfect for spring and summer get togethers.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 sticks butter - softened (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Filling

  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 TBL white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 2 TBL lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash blueberries and make sure all the little stems are removed.
  3. Add blueberries to a small bowl and cover with 2 TBL white sugar and stir to cover all blueberries. (you can keep blueberries whole or crush them, either way will work) Set them aside for later.
  4. In a mixer, cream together butter and 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy.
  5. Add flour and salt to mixer and mix until combined.
  6. Dump crust mixture in 9x13 baking dish and gently flatten dough and press down to cover bottom of pan.
  7. Bake crust for 15 - 20 minutes until very lightly browned.
  8. Let cool on a wire rack, leaving the oven on.
  9. For filling, mix together eggs, 3 cups sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and flour.
  10. Pour filling over crust.
  11. Add blueberries to mixture by dropping whole blueberries into mixture throughout the pan, or drizzling crushed berries over filling.
  12. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, until filling is set in the center.
  13. Let cool to room temperature before serving.
  14. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares to serve.

This recipe is adapted from the Barefoot Contessa’s lemon bar recipe.

I ended up sharing these lovelies with some of my friends and they were big fans and thought the addition of the blueberries was amazing!

Truth be told, I only shared them for fear I would eat the entire pan by myself. 😉

This blueberry lemon bar recipe is tart and sweet and perfect for spring and summer get togethers.

These blueberry lemon bars will be a hit at your spring gatherings or your summer bar-b-cues.  My favorite thing about bar desserts is that they can feed a lot of people.

 If you are looking for more tasty recipes try this chocolate chip cookie bar recipe:

chocolate chip cookie bar recipe - this is a crowd pleaser! - lizoncall.com

Or if lemon is on your mind, try this strawberry lemonade.

strawberry lemonade - a refreshing summer drink for your bbqs and parties

Happy Baking!

Liz

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