Fresh Blueberry Lemon Bars


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My Mom says this might be the best thing I have ever made! Tangy lemon and sweet fresh blueberries on a buttery shortbread crust, a delectable twist on the old fashioned lemon bar!~Amy

Fresh Blueberry Lemon Bars

Crust:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp coarse salt
Zest from 1 lemon

Filling:
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder

Blueberry layer:
1 cup fresh blueberry
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp flour

Zest from 2 lemons

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Line a 8x8x2 baking pan with parchment

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt. Mix until crumbly. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

In a small bowl, sprinkle berries with sugar and flour. Toss to coat. Sprinkle evenly over cooled crust.

Whisk together eggs, sugar, and lemon juice. Add flour and baking flour, mixing well.

Pour over crust and berry mixture. Sprinkle with lemon zest. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for easy cutting. Remove from pan and cut into even bars.

Makes 16 bars

Recipe by Amy Richardson

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