Strawberry Lemonade Bars

By: The Baker Upstairs

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

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

Strawberry Lemonade Bars

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

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