Lemony Blueberry Bars

These lime and lemon "melt in your mouth" blueberry bars, are easy to make, look good and taste delicious, not to forget the wonderful aroma that fills the air ....


For the crust:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow corn flour
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1.5 tbsps. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 tsp. lime zest
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tbsp. whole milk
pinch of salt

2 cups blueberries
3 tbsp. apricot jam


To make the crust:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Butter a 8-inch square glass baking dish and line it with 2 sheets of aluminium foil, overlapping them in opposite directions so that there is overhang on all 4 sides.

Pulse together flour, corn flour, powdered sugar, salt, and butter in a food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press onto bottom of baking dish and 1-inch up sides. It may seem loose but will turn out well if you press it well. Bake in middle of oven until golden brown, for about 20 minutes.

To make the filling:

While crust bakes, whisk together eggs, sugar, flour, and zests. Whisk in juices, milk and a pinch of salt. Pour the whisked egg mixture into the hot, baked crust immediately, then bake until just set, about 17 minutes.

Now heat apricot jam in a nonstick pan till it melts. If it has pieces of apricot in it then strain it after melting .Toss blueberries in the heated jam in another bowl.

After the egg mixture gets baked, remove it from the oven and gently spoon berries evenly over top and bake for 2 more minutes . Transfer baking dish to a rack and cool. Coverwith plastic wrap and chill overnight or atleast for 8 hours. Use foil to lift dessert out of dish. Cut into squares and enjoy.


Asha said...

Certainly looks like melt in the mouth to me YUM!!:))

just for fun said...

lemony bars looks yummy and healthy with bluberry. So we are going to see lot more from ur new collection of books :)

Sharmi said...

thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know of urs. you have some very nice and beautiful recipes. will keep checking now on.

Jyothsna said...

Thanks for visiting and come again!! These berry bars look mouth watering! Like the Soan papdi recipe too, shd try it soon!

Kajal said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. This is first time visit your blog but I really miss many more new recipe. Lemony Blueberry bars looks yummy......my eyes forget to blink with this new mouth watering recipe.
Keep in touch.....Take Care.:)))

rahin said...

Asha, Jasu, Sharmi, Jyothsna, Kajal -- Thank u all

Lubna said...

Hey Rahin,
There's one lemon recipe right here. Looks good too!

Rahin said...

hi lubna , i recommend this one, try it, it not only looks gud but tastes gud too n also lemon squash could be one more gud recipe to use up the lemons :)