Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lemon Raspberry Bars

This is one of my FAVORITE recipes courtesy of Two Peas and Their Pod. Cool creamy lemon bars with fresh raspberries are just delightful on a hot summer day. They also have a blueberry version which would also be wonderful! These bars are incredibly easy, perfect for a backyard BBQ or pool party!






Lemon Raspberry Bars

Ingredients

For the crust:
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

6 tablespoons salted butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar
Zest of one lemon


For the filling: 
2 large egg yolks

1-14 oz. can fat free sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
6 ounces fresh raspberries



Directions
Preheat the oven to 350F. 
In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir until graham cracker crumbs are moist. Press crumbs into a 9x9 pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes. 
Once the crust is cool, combine the egg yolks and condensed milk until well mixed. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest until mixture begins to slightly thicken. Gently fold in the raspberries. Fold carefully so you don't break the raspberries. <----you will get pink bars if you aren't careful!! 
Pour the lemon raspberry filling evenly over the graham cracker crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until just set.
Cool to room temperature, then chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Cut into bars and serve. 




19 comments:

Connie said...

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Denise said...

This looks amazing! I will be making these really soon!!

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Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

WOW!!! this looks delicous!! Two of my all time favorite flavors are mixed together---my diet is out the window! Would love to have you share this at my link party!

http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-11-giveaway.html

Allison said...

Thanks, Connie! I'm headed your way!

Allison said...

Thanks, Denise! I appreciate your comments!

Allison said...

Thank you so much! I just added you to my list!

Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} said...

Hmm.. These look delicious!! Yum!
I hope you're having a great week!
xo! Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Recipes We Love said...

These sound and look delicious!!!

Amber
recipeswelove.net

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Yum! I'm going to make these this weekend!!!

Miz Helen said...

What a lovely presentation for these great bars! Hope you have a Very Special Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Nicole Estes said...

MMM... these look awesome! I found your link on Delightful Order's Link Party. Can't wait to make them. I would love for you to post this on my link party at... http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/05/link-party-time.html
Thanks for sharing the great recipe!

Pam said...

These look SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I found you via Creative Me at The Southern Institute. Glad to have found your blog! Looking forward to many visits. A new follower. Hope you'll come by and visit me!

Maria said...

Oh yum, these sound soooo good and look so yummy!!! I love anything with raspberries, I can't wait for fresh raspberries this summer!

Alyssa said...

These look really good and are perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

hannahw said...

This looks delicious!

Sofia's Ideas said...

Yum! I love the combination of raspberry and lemon! :)

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

These look really good! Lemon and raspberry is a great combo, and one I wish I made more! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Featuring you tomorrow on Must Try Mondays Features!

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