Desserts

Strawberry Lemonade Bars


Posted: June 30

Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Strawberry Lemonade Bars take a refreshing tall glass of your favorite summer drink and turn it into a delightful dessert! These sweet and tart bars are infused with the sunny tastes of strawberry, lemon, and sugar, and surrounded by a crunchy, buttery homemade crust. Strawberry Lemonade Bars are the ultimate dessert for sunny days out on the patio or picnics in the park! You can even serve them chilled for an even more refreshing experience!


Ingredients

For the crust:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the filling:
1/2 cup lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
8-10 strawberries
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
confectioner’s sugar, optional, for topping

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Beat together the 1/4 cup of the sugar and the butter until the mixture is light and creamy.

Step 3

Little by little, add in the 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the 1/2 teaspoon of the salt until the mixture turns crumbly.

Step 4

In a 9x13 inch pan, press the crust mixture down and along the sides.

Step 5

Bake until lightly golden brown, about 17 minutes.

Step 6

Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, strawberries, the remaining sugar, the eggs, the remaining flour, the baking powder, and the remaining salt to a blender and blend until smooth.

Step 7

Pour the filling over the hot crust.

Step 8

Bake until the middles of the bars are set, about 25 minutes.

Step 9

Sprinkle the bars with the confectioner's sugar and serve warm.


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