Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars Recipe

Hey Guys, Today, We have another yummy treat! If you like a mix of lemon and sweet blueberries, you’re in for a treat. This Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars recipe is so easy, Doesn’t matter if you bake a lot or just started, these bars are easy and tasty. This Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars recipe is for people who love the mix of lemon and juicy blueberries. If you love desserts based on blueberry, these bars are perfect for you. They’re simple to make, and so delicious and so sweet as well.

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Ingredients

Gather this ingredients to make this delious Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars:

For the Shortbread Base:

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

For the Lemon Blueberry Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (approximately 3 lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Zest of 2 lemons

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars

Creating the Shortbread Base

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and put a little grease in a baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix soft butter and sugar until it’s fluffy.
  3. Add flour and salt bit by bit, and mix until it looks like cookie dough.
  4. Push the dough into the baking dish so it’s all flat. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges turn a little golden.
  5. Save a tiny bit of dough, we want to put it on top, After we make the lemon blueberry mix

Crafting the Lemon Blueberry Filling

  1. In another bowl, mix blueberries with flour until they’re all coated.
  2. In a pot on the stove, heat blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir a lot until it gets thicker (about 8-10 minutes).
  3. Pour this yummy mix over the baked cookie part.

Finishing Touches

  1. Bake a bit more, about 25-30 minutes until it’s all set.
  2. Wait for the bars to cool down completely before cutting them into squares.

Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need

Tips

  • Make the butter all soft, so it mixes well with sugar and makes the bottom of our bars yummy.
  • After we mix the dough, let it rest in the fridge for a bit. This helps our bars have different layers.
  • Rub a lemon on a grater. It makes our bars smell and taste good. Do this before squeezing the juice.
  • When we cook the blueberries, keep stirring until they get a bit thick. This makes our bars gooey and not too runny.
  • If we want to stack the bars, put paper between them. This helps them not stick together, especially in the fridge or freezer.

Drink Pairings with These Bars

I tried this Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars with my daily Moroccan mint tea drink and the taste was very tasty with the mint taste in the tea, But you can eat it with Earl Grey tea as well, it has flowery and citrusy flavors that go great with the lemon taste. Or, if you like cold drinks, have an Iced Lavender Lemonade. It has a bit of a flower smell like lavender, mixed with the yummy blueberry and lemon taste. If you want something gentle, try chamomile tea. And if you want something fizzy, Sparkling Lemon Water is a perfect combination. And if you don’t like milk, Hot or Cold Almond Milk gives a nutty touch that’s great with the buttery bottom of the bars.

FAQ

Can I use frozen blueberries?

Yes! If we don’t have fresh blueberries, we can use frozen ones. We just need to thaw and drain them before putting them in our recipe. But a fresh one is the best.

Can I freeze the bars?

Yes! We can freeze these bars for a really long time, up to three months. We just need to wrap them up super well so they stay tasty.

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Conclusion

So, there you go, Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars that taste super good and are fun to make. Share the love by making a bunch for your next get-together, and make sure to tell your friends about the recipe. If you want more yummy dessert recipes, subscribe to my blog.

Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars

Recipe by MamaCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy

Enjoy this tasty mix of sweet and tart in these Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars. A yummy buttery crust holding a special lemon blueberry filling. It's a delicious dessert painting that looks beautiful and tastes amazing. You can make these bars easily and share them with your friends and family.

Ingredients

  • For the Shortbread Base
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • A pinch of salt

  • For the Lemon Blueberry Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (approximately 3 lemons)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • Zest of 2 lemons

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and put a little grease in a baking dish.
  • In a bowl, mix soft butter and sugar until it's fluffy.
  • Add flour and salt bit by bit, and mix until it looks like cookie dough.
  • Push the dough into the baking dish so it's all flat. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges turn a little golden.
  • Save a tiny bit of dough, we want to put it on top, After we make the lemon blueberry mix
  • let's make the lemon blueberry part!
  • In another bowl, mix blueberries with flour until they're all coated.
  • In a pot on the stove, heat blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir a lot until it gets thicker (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Pour this yummy mix over the baked cookie part.
  • Last step!
  • Bake a bit more, about 25-30 minutes until it's all set.
  • Wait for the bars to cool down completely before cutting them into squares.

Notes

  • Make the butter all soft, so it mixes well with sugar and makes the bottom of our bars yummy.
  • After we mix the dough, let it rest in the fridge for a bit. This helps our bars have different layers.
  • Rub a lemon on a grater. It makes our bars smell and taste good. Do this before squeezing the juice.
  • When we cook the blueberries, keep stirring until they get a bit thick. This makes our bars gooey and not too runny.
  • If we want to stack the bars, put paper between them. This helps them not stick together, especially in the fridge or freezer.

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