3.08.2013

Strawberry Bars

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Today I'm going to share the recipe for one of my favorite desserts, Strawberry Bars. This recipe came to me by way of a long lost friend. It's one that I tend to make during the spring and summer months when the strawberries are ripe and plentiful.

Strawberry Bars are just the right balance of sweet and tart. They are the perfect treat to brighten even the gloomiest of winter days. Bake up a batch of your own. You know you want to.

Strawberry Bars

Filling

3-4 c. strawberries, quartered or chopped
1/2 c. sugar
4 tsp. corn starch
the juice of one lemon

Crust/Topping
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
3 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
the zest of one lemon
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
1 egg, beaten

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Combine the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a bowl.

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Add the strawberries and toss to combine. Allow them to sit while you make the crust.

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Mix the sugar, baking powder, flour, salt and lemon zest. 

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Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. 

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Add the egg and mix well.

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Press about half of the mixture into the bottom of a baking pan. I used a 12x12 pan, but a 9x13 would work too. 

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Top with the strawberry mixture.

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Crumble the remaining dough evenly on top. 

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Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40-45 minutes. Let them cool for a bit, slice into bars and enjoy.

5 comment(s). Leave yours!:

Teresa Kindred said... Best Blogger Tips

Pinned this and gave you a "shout out" on Google + This looks delicious! I love strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. etc. Come link up with me at http://nanahood.com/frog-legs-and-fried-chicken

Joyce Lansky said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good!


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marit´s,,, said... Best Blogger Tips

Nam the strawberry cake looks fabulous out.
Good evening from Marit.

Tina´s PicStory said... Best Blogger Tips

looks really yummy! :)

helen said... Best Blogger Tips

YUM! Strawberries are my favorite.
Will have to make for my Chickenfoot Gang.

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