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Lemon Blueberry Bars

Cool, creamy, and packed with the sweet-tart flavors of lemon and blueberries, these bars are the perfect dessert for cooling down on a warm evening.


Lemon Blueberry Bars
Courtesy Stephanie Staton

Yield: 16 bars

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup pasteurized egg product
  • 1¾ cups crushed graham cracker
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup pasteurized egg product
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 T. boiling water
  • 2 tsp. unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries

Preparation

Crust
In a double boiler, combine butter and sugar, stirring until melted. Add egg product and whisk mixture until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

In large bowl, combine crushed graham cracker and coconut. Stir in butter mixture.
Press crust into bottom of ungreased 8- by 8-inch pan. Let cool.

Filling
While crust cools, beat together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and egg product until smooth and creamy. Beat in lemon zest and juice until incorporated.

In small bowl, whisk together water and gelatin with fork until powder dissolves completely. Let cool and beat into cream cheese mixture. Fold in blueberries.

Spread filling on cooled crust. Refrigerate overnight.

 

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yummy
Kim, Thonotosassa, FL
Posted: 10/14/2012 11:21:49 AM
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