Raspberry Lemon Bars #MadeWithLove

by Jessica Lieb on December 9, 2013 · 27 comments

On Saturday I thought it would be a good idea to do some baking and cooking and family time and  Christmas preparation. I may have been a little over enthusiastic. I’ve never been much of a baker but the holidays bring out my baking side and sometimes things turn out pretty good. I managed to make a chocolate pie, pizza, okra gumbo and lemon bars all with the “sporadic” help of my 5 year old. I think the lemon bars are my favorite, because they are more than just standard lemon bars… they have raspberries.

I have been craving raspberries and wanted to make something tart and yummy with Driscoll’s Berries so I came up with Raspberry Lemon Bars. They are essentially lemon bars with fresh raspberries baked into them. These bars are fresh, tart, tangy, smooth and I just can’t get enough of them.

Raspberry Lemon Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 Cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 6 TBLS Melted Butter (salted)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • 14 oz. can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 6 oz. Fresh Raspberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar until moist.
  3. Press graham cracker crumbs evenly along the bottom of a 8×8 baking dish (sprayed or lined with parchment paper)
  4. Bake for 10 minutes
  5. The let crust cool completely.
  6. After crust has cooled completely in a medium bowl mix together the 2 egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk.
  7. Add the lemon juice and mix until it starts to thicken.
  8. Fold in raspberries
  9. Pour lemon/raspberry mixture atop the graham cracker crumb crust.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes
  11. Cool completely and refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

I’m normally a chocolate dessert kind of gal but if I can’t get chocolate I will choose a tangy dessert over something super sweet… something like raspberry lemon bars.

I received the feature product from Driscoll’s Berries to create the featured recipe but all opinions are 100% mine.

Jessica is a family lifestyle blogger living in Raleigh, NC with her husband, three sons (6, 3 and 1) and a new baby on the way (due January 2015). Jessica started thebkeepsushonest.com in November of 2009, but has been blogging since 2003. Jessica writes about family life, recipes, travel and products for families. She is also a Work-from-home-mom who manages marketing and social media for a local accounting company.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Tracie December 9, 2013 at 10:25 am

I love raspberries and I love lemon bars…so this is pretty much the most amazingly perfect dessert I have ever seen. Thanks for the recipe!

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brett December 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm

oh, my father in law LOVES raspberries. he sings songs about theM!! i should make these for him

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Jenny @ MyLittleMe December 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm

We love Raspberries around here, I’m sure these would be a bit!

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Allyson December 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I love this combination! I also love how easy this recipe is and it’s always a hit it seems like! Thanks for sharing!

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Shauna December 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Ooh these sounds amazing… I just may have to take these to our church get together… thanks so much

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Helene Cohen Bludman December 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm

This recipe is calling my name. It has everything in it that I like, including a graham cracker crust!

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Angela December 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm

You’ve combined 2 of my favorite things. Looks heavenly!

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings December 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm

These look delicious- perfect for the holidays!

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Jennifer B December 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Yum these look delish! I love berries of any variety!

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Alecia @ Chicken Scratch NY December 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Lemon curd bars are my favorite dessert ever, adding raspberries would make them even better! Thanks for the recipe

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Milena December 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Awesome! My sister would make lemon bars, but they didn’t look as these-can’t wait to give them a try!

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Pam December 9, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I love lemon bars and I love raspberries so I bet a combination of the two would be divine.

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Shanna December 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

These look amazing!I I love sweet lemon treats. Definitely going to pin this and make it!

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Amy Lynn Desrosiers December 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Yummy! I am not big on raspberry, but your dessert looks awesome!

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Deborah December 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm

That looks so yummy. I remember having raspberries as a kid. My dad would pick them from our little plant and was so proud of the 6-8 that he would pick :) It looks delicious!

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Chrishelle December 10, 2013 at 1:03 am

These bars look amazing. I love treats with a little fruity taste. My girls would love them. I will have to give this recipe a try soon. Raspberry and lemon are two of my favorites.

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Mommy2Jam December 10, 2013 at 1:44 am

YUMMY I love baking however I am not good at it. I am always so happy when I see other people baking and sharing their recipes with the pictures. IT makes it so much easier on me to follow since I know what the end product is supposed to look like.

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Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas December 10, 2013 at 2:04 am

I love citrus in the winter. It’s such a nice little pop of brightness!

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katherine bartlett December 10, 2013 at 7:17 am

Wow, these look so good. Now I want to try them!

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Jessica Harlow December 10, 2013 at 8:51 am

I love lemon and raspberries! :) Your bars look scrumptious…you can even seen the raspberries! Yum!

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Danielle @ We Have It All December 10, 2013 at 9:21 am

THat would be perfect right now with a cup of coffee!

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trisha December 10, 2013 at 10:01 am

Ugg, stop w/ the delicious recipes!!!!!

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell December 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

Those look so refreshing and a nice change of pace from what I’ve been seeing on blogs lately. YUMMY!

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Melissa Carlisle December 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Two of my favorite flavors . . .

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Michele P December 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

mmm…these look yummy, will have to try, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom December 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Yumm.. I love Raspberries and this looks delicious.. thanks for sharing

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Robyn December 11, 2013 at 12:15 am

My 2-year-old daughter loves raspberries so I have to make this!

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