Easy Lemon Blueberry Squares

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling the need for some lemon in my life!  The warmer weather is bringing a feeling of summer and dessert…and for me that includes lemon.  My husband on the other hand is a blueberry fiend, he will eat blueberries morning, noon and night.  So, I decided to make some Lemon Blueberry Squares for the upcoming long weekend.  I’m not expecting them to last long that’s for sure!  

 

Easy Lemon Blueberry Squares

 

This recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious.  It’s a fresh, light dessert for a warm summer night. You can make your own lemon filling if you’d like, but I chose to take the easy way out and buy pre-made canned lemon pie filling.  I used fresh blueberries to complement the lemon flavour.  The crust and crumble are made with a handful of ingredients, all of which you likely have in your pantry already.  Since the crust and crumble are made at the same time (only a portion is saved with added sugar for the crumble) it cuts on time and the flavour is not over powering.  In fact, it tends to tame the lemon a little.

 

 Lemon Blueberry Squares

 

What makes this recipe different?

 

This Lemon Blueberry Square recipe is different from other lemon square recipes because it has a the delicious addition of blueberries.  Also, I am a crust/cookie type of person so I tend to make the squares a little thicker on the bottom.  Because the recipe has a thicker cookie bottom it’s able to support the delicious lemon pie filling, not to mention it tastes that much better.  Let me know what you think, do you prefer a thicker crust?

 

Easy Lemon Blueberry Squares

 

So, whether you’re attending a barbecue or just having a quiet night in with the family try these Easy Lemon Blueberry Squares.  With only a few ingredients, these Lemon Blueberry Squares are easy to throw together and won’t last long.  This recipe is likely going to become your “go to” recipe for quick desserts this summer.  Let’s take a look at the recipe!

Easy Lemon Blueberry Squares

Ingredients:
  •  1 cup butter
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 can lemon pie filling
  • 1 cup blueberries
Steps:
1.  Preheat the oven to 325 F.  
2.  To make the crust:  Melt the butter then add 3/4 cup of sugar and the salt, mix together.  Beat the egg yolks into the sugar/salt and butter mixture.   Add the flour, slowly mixing until completely blended.
3. Press about 2 cups of this mixture into a 13 x 9 cooking dish, once flattened into the dish poke the crust with a fork.  Bake the crust for about 20 min or until golden brown.
4.  To make the crumble, take the remainder of the crust and add the 1/4 cup of sugar that was placed aside.  Mix together until crumbly with large and small pieces. 
5.  Once the crust has finished baking open the can of lemon pie filling and place on top of the crust.  Add the blueberries, spreading them throughout the lemon.  Top with the crumble mixture and bake for an additional 25 min or until the crumble is golden. 
6.  Once cooled, place in the refrigerator for about 30min or until the lemon has firmed. 

 

Lemon Blueberry Squares

 

All I can say is YUM!  If you’re looking for more delicious easy recipes take a look at our andthenhome recipe page or check out 10 Copycat Recipes That Will Totally Trick Your Tastebuds for some great summer recipes that will have your friends thinking you went to the restaurant for.

 

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Easy Lemon Blueberry Squares
This recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious. It's a fresh, light dessert for a warm summer night.
Lemon Blueberry Squares
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Ingredients
Lemon Blueberry Squares
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. To make the crust: Melt the butter then add 3/4 cup of sugar and the salt, mix together. Beat the egg yolks into the sugar/salt and butter mixture. Add the flour, slowly mixing until completely blended.
  3. Press about 2 cups of this mixture into a 13 x 9 cooking dish, once flattened into the dish poke the crust with a fork. Bake the crust for about 20 min or until golden brown.
  4. To make the crumble, take the remainder of the crust and add the 1/4 cup of sugar that was placed aside. Mix together until crumbly with large and small pieces.
  5. Once the crust has finished baking open the can of lemon pie filling and place on top of the crust. Add the blueberries, spreading them throughout the lemon. Top with the crumble mixture and bake for an additional 25 min or until the crumble is golden.
  6. Once cooled, place in the refrigerator for about 30min or until the lemon has firmed.
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