Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lemon Blueberry Bars


I love lemons. I love them in Lemon Bars, Lemonade, Diet Coke, you name it. I love them. So naturally I love them in this form. With blueberries. They just go together so nicely. They are buddies, lemons & blueberries. This dessert is so creamy that it's like a pudding. I love the tang of the lemons. Throw in some plump blueberries and you've got yourself a fabulous summer treat.


For the crust:
1 1/2 c. 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 (fat free works well)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. 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 prepared pan. Bake the graham cracker crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
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 blueberries.
Pour the lemon blueberry filling evenly over the graham cracker crust. Bake for 15 minutes, or until just set. Cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving. Cut into bars and serve.
Refrigerate any leftovers.


Recipe Source: Two Peas and Their Pod


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31 comments :

  1. Yum yum yum! Im a lemon girl too! I HAVE to have it in my Diet Coke.... Its a must! lol. Im lovin' the new look of your blog. Super cute!

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  2. OH WOW! It's now even 7:30 a.m. here and I'm already wanting some of this. It sounds perfect.

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  3. I saw these on your blog and thought WOW! They look perfect. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper!

    Everyday Mom's Meals

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  4. Mandy,
    All (3) of us are Lemon fans! These bars look Divine!
    We just to thank y'all for linking up to Our Country Pot Luck!
    We hope you will bring by your favorite dishes every other week to our get together!
    ~Lark, Libby and Marsha

    www.countrycooksacrossamerica.com

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  5. I love blueberries and lemon together. I have made a pie with that combination, but never bars. This recipe sounds delicious.

    Visiting from voice boks. Nice to meet another foodie from there.

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  6. Great combination of flavors. The picture makes it look so delicious. Come over and visit us. We have a wonderful tomato pie recipe today!

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  7. oh my do these make my mouth water......link them up at Tea Party Tuesday if ya want! http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-party-tuesday-special-tea-party.html

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  8. OH WOW-YUMMY!!! I will be trying this recipe out. I found you through vB- and I am so happy I did. I am your newest follower and I hope you will stop by and say hi.

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  9. Oh my goodness, these look delicious. My girls would love them, especially my little blueberry monster. She's two and can't get enough blueberries when I serve them. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Visiting from VoiceBoks!

    Blessings,
    Rosann
    http://www.christiansupermom.com/

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  10. Thanks so much for linking this up this week to Made it on Monday!

    www.larkscountryheart.com

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  11. These look delicious!! Love the colors!
    I would love it if you shared this at {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Hope to see you there!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  12. Love your blog! What a sweet recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Hi Mandy! Your blog is adorable! I featured this post in my "weekend wrap up"! Check it out:

    http://dondalees.blogspot.com/2011/08/weekend-wrap-up_28.html

    Dondi

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  14. coming over from Dondalee's blog to see this Yummy recipe....I Love blueberries and lemon so this is right up my Food Alley... : )

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  15. Hi Mandy,
    What great Lemon Blueberry Bars. They just look so moist and delicious, yummy! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. This recipe looks amazing! Join in on the fun and come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow to share this tasty recipe with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

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  17. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you enjoy your Red Plate and have a wonderful week end!
    Miz Helen

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  18. I love lemon and blueberry. These look and sound fabulous!!

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  19. I just wanted to let you know that I will feature these yummies at tomorrow's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Stop by and grab a button if you get a chance. :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  20. This looks so good! You seriously have some of the best recipes! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  21. It has a crust, so you've got me! I love lemon and blueberry together. :)

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  22. Love this! Just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...would LOVE for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_08.html

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  23. i love anything lemon and these look great! visiting from frugal girls!! :)

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  24. My mouth is watering. This looks divine. Thanks so much for bringing it to Weekend Potluck. I've pinned it to my "Just Desserts" board.

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  25. Oh My!!! I must have one of these right now!!!!! They look sooo good! Plesae come check out #61 Easy Weeknight Sloppy Joe Cheesey Mac!

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  26. Thanks, it looks great!
    but.. can I drop the blueberries or it won't hold?

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  27. Thanks for linking this wonderful dessert -- it's going in my must try file! Every recipe I have for blueberries puts them in a dough of some sort but I love the idea of the creamy surround!

    You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button. Can’t wait to see what other recipes you’ve been working on — hope you will link again soon!

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  28. Anonymous-You could substitute fresh raspberries. You could also just do the lemon part.

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  29. Delicious! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  30. YUMMY!!! I have pinned this under Great food ideas on my pinterest! This led me to your beautiful blog! Come link party with me today as I would so love to make new blog mom friends! Have a blessed week.
    http://fireplacedecorating.blogspot.com/

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