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Strawberry Lemonade Bars

These strawberry lemonade bars are tangy and sweet and perfect for summer. They taste just like a glass of strawberry lemonade!

These strawberry lemonade bars are tangy and sweet and perfect for summer. They taste just like a glass of strawberry lemonade!

Did you know May is National Strawberry Month? I’m sure you know this by now if you’ve been reading the blog for any length of time, but we are pretty crazy about strawberries around here. During the warmer months, when they’re plentiful, I buy at least one four pound container of strawberries every week, and we eat them with pretty much every meal. They’re one of my favorite fruits to bake with, and we seriously can’t get enough!

I originally made these strawberry lemonade bars several years ago, and decided it was time for some fresh pictures. I had forgotten how quick and easy these are to whip up! They have a delicious shortbread crust that’s topped with a tangy and sweet strawberry lemon custard, then baked. A sprinkle of powdered sugar on top adds a little touch of sweetness and makes them extra pretty. I’ve made these bars several times for summer parties, and they are always a hit!

These strawberry lemonade bars are tangy and sweet and perfect for summer. They taste just like a glass of strawberry lemonade!

Strawberry Lemonade Bars

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Ingredients

for the crust:

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

for the filling:

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil or parchment and spray with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar together, until fluffy. Add the flour and salt and mix until a crumbly dough forms. Pat the mixture into the prepared pan, spreading in an even layer. Bake 15 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges.
  • While the crust is baking, in a blender or food processor, combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, strawberries, and sugar, and blend until smooth. Add the eggs and blend until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture onto the hot crust and return to the oven. Bake 22-25 minutes, or until the top looks dry and is just slightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool completely, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
These strawberry lemonade bars are tangy and sweet and perfect for summer. They taste just like a glass of strawberry lemonade!

In honor of National Strawberry Month, Here are even more delicious strawberry recipes for you to enjoy!

more delicious strawberry recipes from The Baker Upstairs:

Strawberry Crumb Bars

Fresh Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

Strawberry Marshmallow Cupcakes

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

and more fantastic strawberry recipes from my awesome blogging friends:

Non-Alcholic Frozen Strawberry Margaritas from Real Mom Kitchen

Heart Shaped Strawberry Puffs from Real Mom Kitchen

Strawberry Banana Sorbet from Real Mom Kitchen

Strawberry Shortcake Skillet from Life Made Simple

Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce from The Stay at Home Chef

Strawberry-Kiwi Lemonade from The Stay at Home Chef

Strawberry Butter from Butter With a Side of Bread

Quick Strawberry Ice Cream from Butter With a Side of Bread

Strawberry Chex Mix from Butter With a Side of Bread

Strawberry Lassi Recipe from Ashlee Marie

Candied Strawberries from Ashlee Marie

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Like Mother Like Daughter

Strawberry Piña Colada Smoothie from Like Mother Like Daughter

White Chocolate Strawberry Brownies from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Strawberry Lemon Muffins from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Slow Cooker 4-Ingredient Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Strawberry Skillet Corn Cake from Yummy Healthy Easy

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles from Yummy Healthy Easy

Strawberry Agua Fresca from Yummy Healthy Easy

Strawberry Cheesecake Dip from Creations by Kara

Strawberry Banana Crepes from Creations by Kara

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing from Creations by Kara

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20 Comments

  1. Yes, but I would suggest waiting until just before serving to add the powdered sugar on top. If you put it on and then refrigerate, it kind of melts into the bars. They do keep really well in the fridge and I actually like them better when they're nice and cold.

    1. 3 stars
      HALVE THE LEMON JUICE!!!!!! I am so glad I read the comments before I tried these because I used half the lemon juice and they came out PERFECT although I still had to bake them for longer than suggested and even used a slightly larger pan than called for so they wouldn’t be as thick. They were super tart and lemony, although I did add extra lemon peel by mistake, it was a very good mistake. I also think these would be fantastic with frozen blueberries instead of strawberries. This would be a 5-star recipe if the lemon juice was cut in half!

  2. I haven't made these yet, but I'm kind of wondering if the filling issues are from too much lemon juice? A cup of lemon juice is a lot. I'm going to try making these with 1/2 cup and see if that might work better.

  3. For those that are saying they never set, I looked up other lemon bar recipes for comparison and this recipe has double the lemon juice as others with the same amount of dry ingredients. I halved the lemon juice and they came out perfect. I also had to put a drop of pink food coloring in to get my bars that pink!

  4. Just made these and followed the recipe. They came out perfect and were super yummy. Not sure why the comments are negative, it wasn't runny or under done. I will be making these again!

  5. Same problem, followed recipe, crust was all gooey and filling was sticky and dry had to leave them
    In oven way longer than it said. Disappointed.

  6. I'm trying to print the recipe but it says the file can't be found. Any suggestions? I guess I could actually write it down the old-fashioned way but I'd rather not.

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