Stawberry Lemonade Bars
 
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Serves: 25-30 bars
Ingredients
For the Crust:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
For the Filling:
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup pureed strawberries (about ¾ cup berries; you can use raspberries, strawberries, etc. Whatever you want!)
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease or line a 9x13 inch baking pan. I like to line mine so I can just lift the bars out and cut them easily.
  2. Begin by making the crust. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter, until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Gradually beat in flour and salt a bit at a time until the mixture is crumbly. Pour into your prepared pan and press into an even layer. Bake for 17-20 minutes, until the edges are set.
  4. While the crust bakes, prepare the filling. In the bowl of a food process or blender, puree your berries. Then combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, and eggs and process/blend until smooth.
  5. Add in combined flour, baking powder and salt, then pulse or blend until smooth.
  6. Gently pour the filling over the hot crust when it has finished baking. Return pan to oven and bake for about 25 minutes, until the filling is set (There might be a light colored “crust” on top from the sugar in the custard).
  7. Cool completely before slicing and use a damp knife to ensure clean slices. I kept mine in the freezer and they were really easy to slice.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2008/07/14/stawberry-lemonade-bars/