Friday, June 8, 2012

{recipe} lemon raspberry bars...

Here is another recipe that is perfect for summer time!
These bars are sweet & creamy  +  lemon & raspberries are so perfect together!

Lemon Raspberry Bars


For the crust:
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
Zest of one lemon

For the filling:
2 large egg yolks
1-14 oz. can fat free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
6 ounces fresh raspberries

Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 8 by 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir until graham cracker crumbs are moist. Press crumbs into the prepared pan, pressing the crust mixture one inch up the side of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.

Once the crust is cool, combine the egg yolks and condensed milk until well mixed. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until mixture begins to slightly thicken. Gently fold in the raspberries. Fold carefully so you don't break the raspberries.

Pour the lemon raspberry filling evenly over the graham cracker crust. Bake for 15 minutes, or until just set.

Cool to room temperature, then chill for at least one hour before serving. 
Cut into bars and serve. Keep bars refrigerated.


  1. Oh wow! That looks so yummy! :9 I'm definitely going to try this before the summer is over. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh... my... goodness! I'm definitely bookmarking this recipe!

  3. Holy moly! These look amazing! My hubby only likes chocolate treats, but my sister and I would LOVE these! I think I'm going to need raspberries today!

  4. oh these look *so* delicious! I can't wait to try them....I have this thing for raspberries! ♥

    p.s. love your photos, as always! :)