With big, fresh blackberries showing up in the grocery store, I thought I could add these to the standard lemon bar and enjoy two favorite flavors in one bite! The results - YUM! The crust is flaky, the lemon bars are zesty with a blackberry surprise and then I had to top it off with a creamy cheesecake topping. Dessert is served!
Lemon and Blackberry Bars
- 1 C butter
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 C flour
- 1 t salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C flour
- juice of 4 lemons
- zest of 2 lemons
- 1 C blackberries
- 1 pkg cream cheese, softened
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/3 C powdered sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour then whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the hot, baked crust. Add the lemon zest and blackberries and bake for 25 minutes. Cool.
In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the lemon juice and powdered sugar and beat until silky, about 4 minutes. Spread this onto the cooled bars and sprinkle the lemon zest on top as a garnish. Chill in refrigerator for about 1 hour before serving. Chilling makes them easier to cut. They won't last long...
I loved your story of how you and your friends would eat blackberries from the bushes! :)
This recipe looks delicious!
Why didn't I ever know that you're from England? Yahoo for the fact that there's a cream cheese topping on these bars. That and the blackberries (which I love) put it over the top.
Christiane - my father was a pilot in the US Air Force and we moved every year as I grew up, but most our time was spent in England. I did go to British schools, had a British accent but then transferred to the American Schools later on. I'm certain it shaped my love of food and all the food memories I have - and oh, the blackberries!
What a great flavour combination! Our little island gets over run with blackberries in August/Sept, so I'll keep this recipe close until then! Theresa
These bars look awesome! Love the lemon & blackberry combo, and the cheesecake topping!
What a great flavor combo!
Stacey thank you for linking it to my event food palette series purple
this looks fabulous I love the way blackberries look hanging over the fence delicious sight and it is always nice when there is memories attached to our food isn't it :)
Oh these look creamy and delicious! What a great combination of lemon and blackberries!
I love this combination of blackberries and lemon! These look wonderful! Especially love the addition of the creamy topping!
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