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Blackberry Lemon Bar Recipe

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Blackberry Lemon Bar Recipe. Perfectly tangy and sweet, these dessert bars are sure to impress.

Blackberry Lemon Bars

I am a dessert lover. It doesn’t really matter what category the dessert falls under either.

Cake, cookies, or pie. Chocolate, vanilla, or fruity. I just really don’t think you can go wrong with a delicious dessert. That’s why I want to share another yummy sweet treat recipe with you.

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The recipe I am sharing with you today is an easy bar recipe that offers a twist on the typical lemon bars. These blackberry lemon bars are a wonderful combination of sweet and tart. They are so delicious!

Blackberry Lemon Bars

They are perfect for sharing at a party, enjoying with coffee, or as a simple ending to a backyard meal. This is such a great recipe for blackberry season too.

Blackberry Lemon Bar Recipe
Blackberry Lemon Bar Ingredients

Blackberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Crust Ingredients:

  • ¾ cups butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Filling Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 cups blackberries, halved
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Juice of half of one lemon (about 2 Tbsp)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
Blackberry Lemon Bar Wet Ingredients

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar, and fresh lemon zest thoroughly. 

Blackberry Lemon Bar Dry Ingredients

3. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix until the dry ingredients are well incorporated into the butter and sugar.

4. Take one cup of the crumble mixture and set aside for later.

Blackberry Lemon Bar Crust Process

5. Press the rest of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let the crust cool completely on a cooling rack.

Blackberry Lemon Bar Filling Process

6. In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, blackberries, lemon zest, and lemon juice, mixing well.

Blackberry Lemon Bar Filling Process

7. Pour blackberry mixture on the cooled crust, and spread evenly across the top of the crust. 

Blackberry Lemon Bar Topping Process

8. Sprinkle the remaining crumble topping over the blackberry filling.

Blackberry Lemon Bar Baked

9. Bake the blackberry crumb bars for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Blackberry Lemon Bar Recipe

I’m always experimenting in the kitchen! This fruit bar recipe is perfect for that, why not try some of these suggestions?

Bar Variations:

  • If fresh blackberries aren’t an option for you, try using blackberry jam instead. You could also use frozen berries.
  • Substitute raspberries for the blackberries.
  • Add a layer of lemon curd or other fruit curd to the bars.
  • Try blackberry lemon cheesecake bars. Spread the cheesecake layer over the crust, then add the blackberry filling.
  • Make blackberry lime bars by replacing the lemon juice and zest with lime juice and zest.
  • Cook up the blackberry filling ingredients to make a yummy blackberry sauce for ice cream or pancakes.
Blackberry Lemon Bars

Tips and Tricks:

  • You can mix the shortbread crust by hand with a pastry blender, using a food processor, or with an electric hand mixer.
  • If you are feeling extra fancy, you can add a dusting of powdered sugar to the top of the cooled bars. Just make sure they are completed cooled first, otherwise the sugar will just melt.
  • Any leftover bars can be stored at room temperature, in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.
Blackberry Lemon Bar Recipe

Interested in more dessert bar ideas? Try this easy banana bar recipe, the best chocolate chip bars, smores brownie bars or these keto coconut magic bars. I have some really fun holiday-themed bar recipes too! Check them out!

Blackberry Lemon Bars Recipe

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Blackberry Lemon Bars

Blackberry Lemon Bars

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Blackberry Lemon Bar Recipe. Perfectly tangy and sweet, these dessert bars are sure to impress.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 cups blackberries, halved
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Juice of half of one lemon

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about heather

Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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