4 months ago

Lemon Blueberry Bars

Impress your dinner guests with these tasty Lemon Blueberry Bars. They’re bursting with fresh blueberries and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Servings: 24 bars

1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups flour
4 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup flour
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups fresh blueberries
Powdered sugar

In large bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute).  Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla.  Blend in 2 cups flour until a soft, crumbly dough forms.  Press mixture evenly onto bottom of a lightly greased 9×13-inch baking pan.  Bake in a preheated 350 F oven until light golden brown (18-20 minutes).

In small bowl, combine eggs, sugar, lemon juice, ¼ cup flour, lemon peel and baking powder; beat until well blended (about 2 minutes).

Sprinkle berries over warm crust.  Pour filling over evenly arranged berries with a spoon.  Bake until filling is lightly browned and set (30-35 minutes).  Cool completely.  Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

To Serve:  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Cut into bars.  Place in covered shallow container for transporting.