This Recipe, Lemon Blueberry bars, is a real favorite in my home. I grew up surrounded by groves, and working in my father’s wholesale Nursery. Those memories stuck hard in my taste buds…and I end up reaching for that sweet/sour bite of Lemons when I cook…. and especially when bake. That tartness freshens up the sweet… making it easier to eat more and more (and more…. ) So, it almost goes without saying that I love Lemon Bars…. gooey, tart, sweet. mmmmmm
And because I love Lemon Bars so much, I seldom bake them. But why? you ask… if you love them soooo much!
Well… it’s because I’d just sit in the corner with the pan and eat them …. ALL.
no spoon, no fork, no napkin
Just me with my arms wrapped around the pan of Lemon Bars (scary look on my face).
So, today I’m at home with a somewhat sick kid (you know what I mean….my youngest shuffles slowly into the kitchen, and in a very weak voice says, “mom, cough cough… I’m sick… cough cough… can I stay home…”) so I cave, and she stays home. After a few hours of Sponge Bob and Board Games, and a MIRACULOUS RECOVERY, it was time for mom to have a treat. I deserved lemon bars, and since I had some blueberries left over from the scones… I thought I’d add them to the Lemon Bars.
Lemon Blueberry Bars are AMAZING! They are everything that make Lemon Bars wonderful… tart, sweet, decent goo factor… with the added bonus of Blueberry swirled through the lemon.
I’ll be over here in the corner… you’ll have to make your own. (I’ve included Step-by-Step Instructions… this is easy, I promise)
Recipe -Lemon Blueberry Bars
Best Food Processor for Baking
The Cuisinart DFP Food Processor has a large (14 cup) capacity and strong motor… you can even knead DOUGH with this food processor!
Step by Step Instructions to make Lemon Blueberry Bars
Put the Flour and Sugar into the Food Processor
Add the Butter… Process to Wet Sand
Dump the Crust Stuff into the Prepared Pan
Press the Crust into the Pan
Use Your Fingers… that’s why you have them
Bake the Crust for 18 Minutes
It Should Look Like This
Gather Your Filling Supplies
Zest the Lemon Into the Eggs, Sugar and Flour
Use More if You Like it Tart
Moosh Some Blueberries
1/2 cup of Blueberries Smashes Down to 1/4 Cup
Mix the Blueberries Into the Lemon Filling Mixture
Smashed and Whole
Pour Filling Over Crust
Pop it into the Oven
Bake 25 Minutes
Should Look Like This…
Sprinkle With Powdered Sugar
Using a Small Strainer Makes it Come out Even
Transporting Lemon Blueberry Bars
The easiest way to transport Lemon Blueberry Bars is to cut them into squares, and put the squares into cupcake liners. Then you can carry them in a cupcake transporter without crushing them.