Berries. Summer. The two words are synonymous with each other! I was so happy to find a pick-your-own blueberry patch in Salisbury, MD (Garden of Eden Orchards for all you locals folks) – which is about 30 minutes north of me. The boys and I went the week before last, and we had so much fun filling up our pail with blueberries. Hoping to get back up there this week to pick some berries for freezing!

These bars had been on my radar to make since they popped up on one of my favorite sites earlier in the month in a recipe roundup for the 4th of July. A sweet/tart lemon bar, studded with gorgeous raspberries? Sign me up! When I went to make them, some of my raspberries were not at their most pristine condition – so, I tossed in some blueberries to fill the holes left behind by the less desirable raspberries that I had to chunk.

These were super-duper easy, a quick bake time – which is wonderful in this “hotter than the hinges of Hell” weather we’ve been having. And, aren’t they pretty? I really do love bars for dessert. It’s more of an indulgence than a cookie, but lighter than a cake. Take advantage of the gorgeous summer berries while they are in season!


  1. Posted July 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM | Permalink

    These look absolutely perfect! Great photo!

  2. Posted July 23, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink

    I made some bars that look very similar for the 4th, but they had cream cheese in the filling. I will be giving yours a try, I can not resist lemon.

  3. Posted July 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM | Permalink

    I can never resist berries with lemon!

  4. Posted July 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM | Permalink

    They look lovely – perfect for the summer!

  5. Posted July 24, 2012 at 9:07 PM | Permalink

    I like the blueberry/raspberry combination. Ever since the first time we made these bars I’ve been craving another batch! πŸ™‚

  6. Posted July 27, 2012 at 2:32 PM | Permalink

    Love this recipe! They sound really yummy, and easy to make πŸ˜€

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