Friday, July 4, 2014

Raspberry Lemonade Bars

After falling in love with the Luscious Lemon Bars I decided to try my hand a these Raspberry Lemonade Bars from Creme de la Crumb.  Everyone really enjoyed them, they were a great refreshing treat for the summer.

1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter (chilled and cubed)

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup raspberry puree or raspberry jam (not jelly)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350.  Line a 9x9 pan with foil and grease.  Whisk together the sugar, lemon zest, salt and flour.  Cut in the butter until it resembles a coarse crumbly mixture.  Press into the bottom of the pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.  While the crust is baking mix together the eggs and sugar until foaming using an electric mixer. Add the raspberry puree or jam and the lemon juice then mix until smooth. Gently stir in the flour. Pour on top of the crust and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until it is set.  Place in the freezer for 1 hour before cutting.  After cutting sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.  Keep refrigerated in an air tight container. 

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