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Lemon and Blueberry Tray Bake Recipe

Lemon and blueberry bars

Published: June 27, 2017 at 10:00 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 9

These simple lemon and blueberry bars are seriously moorish, gooey on the inside and crunchy on the out, the ideal summertime picnic treat

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal408
fat11.6g
saturates6.5g
carbs68.7g
sugars44.1g
fibre1.6g
protein6.3g
salt0.3g
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Try our lemon and blueberry bars, then check out our classic lemon cake, lemon drizzle cake, lemon polenta cake and lemon and poppy seed cake. Also try our easy chocolate cupcakes, lemon cupcakes and carrot cake cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • 165g plain flour
  • 100g salted butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1-2 tsp milk

Lemon and blueberry topping

  • 150g blueberries
  • 330g caster sugar
  • 4 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 125g plain flour

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter a 22cm square baking tin and line with baking paper, leaving the ends overhanging.

  • STEP 2

    Put the flour and butter in a food processor and pulse until breadcrumb texture. Add the sugar and pulse a couple of times, then add 1-2 tsp of milk and pulse to just bring it together. Tip out into the base of the tin and flatten out using the back of a tablespoon. Bake for 20 minutes until golden, then cool. Turn the oven down to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

  • STEP 3

    Whizz the blueberries to a purée in a food processor, then push through a sieve. Put in a pan with 30g of the caster sugar and simmer until sugar has dissolved, then boil for 3-4 minutes until thickened. Whisk the lemon zest and juice with the eggs and the rest of the sugar until light and foamy, then gradually whisk in the flour. Pour over the base and drizzle over the blueberry purée. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until just set. Cool completely in the tin before cutting into bars.

Find more lemon dessert inspiration, ideas and recipes here. We have plenty of lemon cake recipes, as well as plenty of sweet treats and puddings.

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