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 (5, 2 and a newbie – Nov 2012). 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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