Lemon and Raspberry Bars

Lemon and Raspberry Bars | Blueberry Kitchen

Lemon bars studded with fresh raspberries ~

I’m so in love with these bars, to me they taste like the perfect spring time treat! They have a sweet shortbread base and a tart, zesty lemon layer bursting with raspberries. These are one of my favourite things I’ve baked recently, so if you try making them I would love to know how you get on.

Lemon Raspberry Bars | Blueberry Kitchen

Ingredients –
For the base –
1 cup plain flour
2/3 cup sugar
pinch salt
60g/ 2oz/ 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into cubes

For the raspberry layer-
1 cup raspberries
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp sugar

For the lemon layer –
zest and juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup – 1 cup sugar*
1/2 cup plain flour
3 eggs

* I only used half a cup of sugar as I wanted a really tart zingy lemon flavour. If you prefer your lemon desserts a little sweeter, I would go for a whole cup of sugar.

makes approx 9 bars

Lemon Raspberry Bars | Blueberry Kitchen

To make the shortbread base –
– Preheat the oven to 180Β°C/ 350Β°F/ gas mark 4 and grease a 7″ square tin.
– In a food processor (or with your fingertips) pulse (or rub) together the flour, sugar, salt and butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
– Press the shortbread mixture into the bottom of the baking tin and bake for 15 minutes before adding the topping.

To make the topping –
– Gently mix together the raspberry, cornflour and sugar than scatter on top of the shortbread.
– Whisk together the lemon, eggs, sugar and flour and pour an even layer on top of the raspberries
– Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until the lemon layer is cooked all the way through.
– Leave to cool before cutting into squares.

Lemon Raspberry Bars | Blueberry Kitchen

39 thoughts on “Lemon and Raspberry Bars

  1. Aw yum! Rosie you somehow managed to get your fresh raspberries to remain plump and gorgeous, despite the baking time! The combination of lemon and raspberry is completely gorgeous. I’ll be baking this to remind me of the Summer-just-gone here in Australia. Thanks!

  2. I love a whole lot of lemon flavor, too, so these sound amazing! I love the addition of the raspberries for flavor and pop of color. I’m going to try these!

  3. These look positively tempting! I dare say lemony desserts are about as good as chocolate ones. I’m so horribly sick today, one of these bars would lift my moods right up!

  4. Lovely pictures! too bad raspberries and blueberries arent readily available in my part of the world. I would love to make this!

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