Berry Lemonade Bars | Easy Summer Recipe
These Berry Lemonade Bars are a simple and yummy recipe for the hot summer months! Who doesn’t love a good easy summer recipe? One of my favorite parts of summer is the fresh veggies and berries that I can collect around my yard. Last year we planted a Berry Patch, even though we already had a ton of berry bushes around the property, I wanted more! And, I have plans this fall to plant another… But, now I have a problem, a good problem, but still a problem. I have a ton of frozen berries in my freezer from last year, and now it is time to harvest even more! So, it was time to pull out the frozen berries and make something yummy! They have just the right amount of zing from the fresh lemon juice and the sweetness of all of the yummy berries that I used. For this recipe I used a combination of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. You can use all different kinds, or stick to your favorite. I figured I might as well pack as many berries into it as I could that way I could make room for this years harvest. This recipe would be perfect for a summer BBQ! I will be making some more for the 4th of July because these will not last long in our home… They are THAT good!
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||120 minutes|
- 1 stick of butter unsalted and room temperature
- 1 cup flour all purpose
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups frozen berries of choice defrosted *frozen work the best because they release their juice easily
- 2/3 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
- 3 egg whites
- 1 whole egg
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup flour all purpose
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degree and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Incorporate flour in 1/4 cup increments, making sure well combined.
- Press crust into the bottom of the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- In a mixing bowl, combine egg, egg whites, sugar and lemon juice, mix until just combined. Incorporate flour and mix until just combined.
- Using a strainer or sieve, press berries over mixing bowl to get as much as the juice out as you can.
- Mix until incorporated.
- Pour over cooled crust and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until center is set.
- Allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes and transfer to refrigerate to chill for 2 hours.
- Cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.