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Blueberry Lemon Bars

Blueberry Lemon Bars bring together two flavors that are meant to be together! A shortbread like crust and a lemon bar topping that is filled with blueberries makes this dessert absolutely irresistible!

MADE WITH FRESH LEMONS AND BLUEBERRIES

Blueberry and lemon are two of my favorite flavors to bake with. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. With these Blueberry Lemon Bars you get an amazing soft crust and a slightly tart lemon topping that is filled with blueberries. You get a burst of fruit in each and every bite. These bars are a must-make this summer! I haven’t found anyone who can resist this blueberry lemon bar recipe!

Blueberry Lemon Bar on white plate close up with bite taken out of it.

TIPS FOR MAKING BLUEBERRY LEMON BARS:

  • This is made in an 11″x7″ baking pan but you can also use a 9″x13″ pan. Just keep an eye on baking times as they will adjust slightly with the different size pan.
  • Powdered sugar is optional but I highly encourage it to give it a sweet aspect to blend together with the tartness and it just makes it look pretty.
  • These bars need at least 4 hours in the refrigerator to fully set up. Overnight is best.
  • Frozen blueberries can be used. Just make sure that they are defrosted and drained first so they don’t add excess moisture to the bars.
Close up of a bite taken out of one Blueberry Lemon bar with blueberries on white plate.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • eggs
  • lemon zest
  • lemon juice
  • vanilla extract
  • blueberries
  • powdered sugar
Ingredients needed: unsalted butter, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, blueberries and powdered sugar.

HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY LEMON BARS:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 11″x7″ baking dish with baking spray, set aside. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Cream together with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes. Add the flour and mix until combined.

Crust mixture blended up in clear bowl.

Press the dough into the greased baking dish.

Crust mixture pressed into prepared baking dish.

Bake for 22-25 minutes until lightly golden brown.

Cooked crust in baking pan right out of oven.

While the crust is baking, make the filling. Place the sugar and flour into a large bowl and stir to combine. 

Flour and sugar in white bowl being stirred with wooden spoon.

Add the eggs and lemon zest, whisk until combined. 

Eggs and lemon zest added to flour and sugar mixture in white bowl.

Add in the lemon juice and vanilla. Mix until fully incorporated.

Filling mixture whisked together in white bowl.

Pour the filling over the baked crust.

Filling mixture added to top of crust in baking pan.

Sprinkle the blueberries all over. Bake for 23-26 minutes until the very center of the bars is slightly jiggly (like when checking if a cheesecake is ready). Let cool on the counter until room temperature. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours to set or up to overnight.

Blueberries sprinkled over filling mixture in baking pan.

Top with powdered sugar.

Baking dish with finished Blueberry Lemon Bars sprinkled with powdered sugar

Cut into bars and serve.

Overhead photo fo stacked Blueberry Lemon bars surrounded by blueberries on wooden board.

HOW TO STORE:

  • This blueberry lemon bars can be stored covered tightly in the pan or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • These bars can also be frozen. To do this it is best to cut each bar into individual squares and place on a baking sheet to freeze for about an hour. Once frozen, wrap each in plastic wrap and place into a freezer bag oran  airtight container. The frozen bars will keep for up to 3-4 months.
  • To defrost, remove the amount you would like from the freezer and place in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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Square image of stacked Blueberry Lemon bars

Blueberry Lemon Bars

Blueberry Lemon Bars bring together two flavors that are meant to be together! A shortbread like crust and a lemon bar topping that is filled with blueberries makes this an irresistable dessert!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Lemon Bar Recipe, Blueberry Lemon Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Chill: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours
Servings: 15
Calories: 267kcal

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

For the filling:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (+ 2 tablespoons) all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed (about 3-4 lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 11"x7" baking dish with baking spray, set aside.
  • Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Cream together with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour and mix until combined. Press the dough into the greased baking dish. Bake for 22-25 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  • While the crust is baking, make the filling. Place the sugar and flour into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add the eggs and lemon zest, whisk until combined.
  • Add in the lemon juice and vanilla. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Pour the filling over the baked crust. Sprinkle the blueberries all over. Bake for 23-26 minutes until the very center of the bars is slightly jiggly (like when checking if a cheesecake is ready).
  • Let cool on the counter until room temperature. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours to set or up to overnight.
  • Top with powdered sugar. Cut into bars and serve.

Notes

  • This is made in an 11″x7″ baking pan but you can also use a 9″x13″ pan. Just keep an eye on baking times as they will adjust slightly with the different size pan.
  • Powdered sugar is optional but I highly encourage it to give it a sweet aspect to blend together with the tartness and it just makes it look pretty.
  • These bars need at least 4 hours in the refrigerator to fully set up. Overnight is best.
  • Frozen blueberries can be used. Just make sure that they are defrosted and drained first so they don’t add excess moisture to the bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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