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Lemon Blueberry Bars

These Lemon Blueberry Bars are the best lemon bars with blueberries baked into them on a shortbread crust.

stack of three lemon blueberry bars

Lemon bars are always, always delicious. They’re one of those tasty treats that you love to buy at a bakery. But baking them at home is easy enough, and they’re way more delicious too. Lemon bars are always a hit at a party, but imagine what people will think of lemon blueberry bars! I’m pretty sure they’ll fly off the dessert table.

ingredients displayed for making lemon blueberry bars

Ingredients needed:

  • all purpose flour
  • powdered sugar
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • butter
  • eggs
  • white sugar
  • lemon zest and lemon juice
  • half and half cream
  • blueberries

four photos showing how to make lemon blueberry bars

How to make Lemon Blueberry Bars:

The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.

Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with nonstick spray.

PREPARE THE CRUST:

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch and salt. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the edges are light brown.

PREPARE THE FILLING:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice and half/half or cream. Pour the filling over the hot crust. Sprinkle the blueberries on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the center is set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

pan of lemon blueberry bars

Use the edges of the foil to lift the uncut bars out of the pan. You can also do this with parchment paper, but I think foil works better.

 

overhead shot of lemon blueberry bars

Place on a cutting board; cut into bars. Just before serving, sift powdered sugar over the tops of the bars. 

lemon blueberry bars

How to store Lemon Blueberry Bars:

Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

lemon blueberry bar with bite out of it

These are exactly how you imagine a good lemon bar to be. The crust is slightly sweet and buttery. The lemon layer is wonderfully tangy and smooth. And there’s a pop of fresh blueberry in there too. Enjoy!

The Best Blueberry Recipes:

stack of three lemon blueberry bars

Lemon Blueberry Bars

RecipeBoy.com
These are such a delicious summery sweet treat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 bars

Ingredients
  

CRUST:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, cut into smaller pieces

FILLING:

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • cups granulated white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup half and half or cream
  • cups blueberries
  • powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with nonstick spray.

PREPARE THE CRUST:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch and salt. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the edges are light brown.

PREPARE THE FILLING:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice and half/half or cream. Pour the filling over the hot crust. Sprinkle the blueberries on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the center is set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Use the edges of the foil to lift the uncut bars out of the pan. Place on a cutting board; cut into bars. Just before serving, sift powdered sugar over the tops of the bars. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Keyword Bars, blueberry, lemon
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Recipe Rating




Anna

Monday 4th of September 2023

Delicious

Meg

Thursday 27th of July 2023

Is it possible to freeze these bars? I often do with standard lemon squares.

RecipeGirl

Monday 18th of September 2023

should be ok