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.

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