7.12.2012

Raspberry Lemon Bars

Even if I haven't had my Bible study to bake for on a weekly basis, I still love to do it and when opportunities arise when cookies are asked to be baked, I can't pass that up! It gets my little baking heart all aflutter. 

I recently made a few desserts for the church Sean and I had been attending, and I intended to post up them before 4th of July since they had red from raspberries and then blue from blueberries. I thought they would be brought to any 4th of July bbq you might attend because they were appropriately themed.
For these lemon raspberry bars, first gather together your ingredients.
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs, 6 tablespoons butter, melted, 1/4 cup sugar, zest of one lemon, 2 large egg yolks, 1 can (14 oz.) condensed milk, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, 6 oz. fresh raspberries.

Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crusts, zest of one lemon and sugar. 


Stir all these ingredients together then mix in the melted butter.

 When the mixture is the consistency of wet sand, press the mixture down into a square 9X9 inch pan.
Bake the crust for 10 minutes in the oven then remove the pan from the oven and let the crust cool to room temperature.

In another mixing bowl, add the condensed milk, egg yolks and lemon juice and mix. 



Add in the lemon zest. Mix all the ingredients together then pour it over the cooled graham cracker crust. 

Sprinkle the raspberries on top of the condensed milk mixture and press down on the raspberries slightly, if you want. 


Bake the lemon raspberry bars for 15 minutes in the oven, then remove and cool. Once the bars are completely cool, then cut them into squares, serve and enjoy!

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28 comments:

Stephanie McCall said...

yummy!! my husband will love these!

Lala said...

ooh la la, you had me at raspberry! thanks for the recipe

Courtney said...

Looks yummy!

Anna Elder said...

Oh man, those look so goooooood. Lemon + raspberry..yum!

Faith said...

get in my belly.

looks so good!

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

oh my gosh, delicious!! These look so good. I'll have to add this recipe to the cookbook :)

Samantha said...

YUM!!!! I think i'll give this recipe a try!

Alyssa said...

Yup.. will be making this soon :) Thanks for the recipe!!

Simply LKJ said...

They sound delicious!! Great summer dessert.

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Looks delicious!!!!!! You made me very hungry already!!

Samantha Shepherd said...

Raspberries and lemon...scrumptious combo! I'll have to try these before the end of the summer.

Lauren said...

I made something similar to this last year for the 4th...they were delicious and a big hit! love lemon & raspberry together!

Julie said...

Oh my yum!! Those look SO good. On my list :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Yum! This looks delicious!

agalandherdog said...

Those look heavenly!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

These look so good Meg! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Cathy said...

Raspberry AND lemon...what a yummy combo! Thanks for the step-by-step pics :)

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Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

mmmm, sounds delightful!

now following
Xo Megan

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

Yummmm I love raspberries and lemon together!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

These look awesome Meg! I bet everyone at your church function loved them! Desserts always make people happy in my opinion :)

Lisamarie said...

Oh my gosh... this looks amazing. My bibe study leader didn't bring treats like this. Wait.. yes she did! One of the reasons I love bible study!

dreaming en francais said...

These look delicious! I don't usually go for lemony desserts but the raspberry lemon combination sounds like a winner!

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rach. said...

yummmmmmmm.


love the blog girl, can't wait to read more!

love, rach.
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Kira said...

If I were in your Bible study, I would probably weigh a few pounds more. There is no way I could resist your treats!

Katlin Schimpf said...

I'm definitely going to have to try these. They look amazing! :)

Allyson Butler said...

These look amazing!

Kristin said...

you have the best recipes ever girl

Ocean Dreams said...

Yum, those look sooo yummy!