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Lemon Raspberry Bars Recipe

This lemon raspberry bars recipe is one of a kind! They have amazing flavor and thick but scrumptious crust. The raspberries add the bring these bars to the next level.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon bars with graham cracker crust, lemon dessert, lemon squares, potluck dessert
Servings: 9
Calories: 296kcal

Equipment

  • 8x8-inch baking pan
  • Medium Mixing Bowl (2)

Ingredients

Crust

  • cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 lemon zested

Filling

  • 2 large eggs just yolks
  • 14 ounces fat free sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 6 ounces fresh raspberries (you could use frozen, just thaw them)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 8x8" baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir until graham cracker crumbs are moist.
  • Press crumbs into the prepared pan, pressing the crust mixture one inch up the side of the pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Once the crust is cool, combine the egg yolks and condensed milk until well mixed. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until mixture begins to slightly thicken. Gently fold in the raspberries. Fold carefully so you don't break the raspberries.
  • Pour the lemon raspberry filling evenly over the graham cracker crust. Bake for 15 minutes, or until just set.
  • Cool to room temperature, then chill for at least one hour before serving. Cut into bars and serve. Keep bars in the refrigerator-up to five days.

Notes

We prefer to use raspberries in these, but here are a few other favorites:
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • strawberries
  • peaches
  • plain
You could really add any of your favorite fruits, but we have found that the berries are the sweetest and work best.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 1mg