Friday, April 26, 2013

Lemon Blueberry Bars

I made this last night and oh. my. yum. In my opinion, this has more of a key lime pie-like consistency that you eat with a fork rather than a bar that you would pick up and eat with your hands like a brownie. It would actually be yummy made with limes instead of lemons too. Regardless, it was the perfect summertime dessert and super easy!

Lemon Blueberry Bars (from here)
For the crust (You could easily buy a pre-made crust if you're short for time)
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted 
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar 
- Zest of one lemon

For the filling 
- 2 large egg yolks 
- 1 (14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk  
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest 
- 1 cup fresh blueberries


Directions 
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir until graham cracker crumbs are moist. Press crumbs firmly into the bottom and slightly up the sides of prepared pan. Bake the graham cracker crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
3. To make the filling, combine the egg yolks and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until mixture is smooth and begins to slightly thicken. Gently fold in the 3/4 of the blueberries, reserving some for the top. Honestly, I forgot to save some for the top and dumped them all in the mixture. It doesn't really make a difference except it would've looked prettier with some on top.
4. Pour the lemon blueberry filling evenly over the graham cracker crust then top with the remaining blueberries. Bake for 15 minutes, or until just set.
5. Cool for 10 minutes at room temperature, then refrigerate until completely chilled. Cut into bars and serve. 

4 comments:

  1. Oh yum!! These look so good! Maybe you can handle dessert for our next family din?! ;)

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    1. Yes! Would definitely love an excuse to make this again! It's a great non-chocolate dessert :)

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  2. I like this so much I will be featuring it on Monday! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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    1. Thank you! It is so easy and so perfect for summer!

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