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Strawberry Lemon Bars Recipe

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Lemon Bars with Strawberries

These lemon bars are very moist with lots of lemon and strawberry flavour. They are such a pretty dessert especially with the shiny glaze.   

We have an elderly family member I can only go see in the summer.  I always pack him various dessert bars and squares because they travel very well. These lemon bars with strawberries are one of his favorites bar recipes.

From scratch lemon bar recipe with strawberries.

Strawberry Lemon Bar Ingredients 

Bottom Lemon Layer
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
fresh lemon
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt

Strawberry Layer
2 cups strawberries, chopped
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons minute tapioca
Strawberry Glaze
1 cup icing sugar
Lemon juice to thin to consistency.
1 tsp strawberry jam.

Directions for Making Lemon Bars with Strawberries

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Line a 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar, until soft and well blended.  You can use  a mixer if you prefer, but these are so easy to put together I hand mix mine.

Mixing sugar and butter for making strawberry lemon bars.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Mixing eggs into batter for a Strawberry Lemon Bar Recipe

Next, remove the zest from one lemon, set aside.  

Squeeze the juice from the lemon into the egg and butter mixture.  Mix well.

In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt and lemon zest. Slowly add to the egg mixture.

Mix until blended and spread into a parchment lined square pan.

Lemon batter for making lemon bars with strawberries.

Wash and cut up strawberries, add sugar and minute tapioca.  Stir until strawberries are coated.

Pour over top of batter. 

Bake in 350 F oven for 30-40 minutes

strawberry lemon bars ready for baking.

Remove from oven, and let cool slightly.

Adding Lemon Glaze

Mix together icing sugar and enough lemon juice to make the glaze thin.  Add the strawberry jam for colour.  Mix well and then pour over the lemon strawberry squares.

Lemon strawberry glaze in a bowl for pouring over lemon strawberry square recipe.

You can serve the bars warm or cold.  Let me know if you have any questions, and happy baking.

If you like this recipe, pin to make later.

Spring Dessert idea easy to make lemon strawberry bars.

Freezing Lemon Bars

Lemon bars freeze well. Once the bars and glaze have cooled completely cut into bars. Wrap the bars in parchment paper, place in a large freezer container in a single layer. Seal well with plastic. They will keep up to three months.

To thaw the squares, place in the fridge overnight before eating.

I mentioned these bar being a twist on my blueberry lemon bars.  Here is that recipe if your interested. My family loves these blueberry lemon bars with shortbread crust.

Lemon squares with blueberries and icing sugar sprinkles, cut and ready for serving.

Lemon Squares with Shortbread and Blueberries

From scratch lemon bar recipe with strawberries.

Lemon Bars with Strawberries

All natural lemon squares, with a layer of fresh strawberries, and a pretty glaze topping. An easy to bake from scratch lemon bar recipe.
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Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

Bottom Crust

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Strawberry Layer

  • cups chopped strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoons minute tapioca

Strawberry Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • lemon juice enough to get thin consistency
  • 1 tsp strawberry jam Used for colour

Instructions

Bottom Layer

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Line a 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  • Cream together butter and sugar,
    Mixing sugar and butter for making strawberry lemon bars.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Squeeze the juice from the lemon into the egg and butter mixture.  Mix well.
  • In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt and lemon zest.
  • Mix until blended and spread into the parchment lined square pan.
    Lemon batter for making lemon bars with strawberries.

Add Strawberries

  • Wash and cut up strawberries into a small bowl.
  • Add sugar and minute tapioca, mix together until strawberries are coated.
  • Pour over existing batter.
  • Bake at 350F fir 30-40 minutes.

Lemon Glaze

  • Remove lemon squares from oven, and let cool slightly.
  • Mix together icing sugar and enough lemon juice to make a thin lemon glaze.  Add the strawberry jam for colour. Mix well.
    Lemon strawberry glaze in a bowl for pouring over lemon strawberry square recipe.
  • Pour the glaze over the lemon squares while still warm.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon bars
Servings: 16 squares
Cost: $10

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5 Comments

    1. Hubs say’s they rated up there with cheesecake. That’s pretty high praise lol. They are very moist and cake like, I hope you love them.

  1. These look delicious! What a refreshing summer treat for your family member!

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