Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Bars

Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Bars

More Meyer Lemon Madness.

I just love these sweet little lemons.

I do not, however, love juicing the meyer lemons.

Hubs picked me up 10 bags of meyer lemons. I picked up a case of regular lemons. Then I realized I had close to 100 lemons and not enough upper body strength to juice them all. I spent a few days scoping out juicers. I decided not to buy one.

Then I came home and looked at my massive pile of lemons….

and I hopped back in my SUV and hightailed it back to the city. I grabbed the best juicer I could afford on my tight budget, and scooted back home.

I excitedly plugged in my new juicer, turned it on and started juicing. There were squeals of glee as I juiced the first one, then started the second. As I rounded to the third lemon I smelled burning rubber and looked down to see smoke puffing up from my new juicer. Another new appliance bites the dust on its first use. I swear I should get hired to test new appliances out. If anyone can break a small appliance it’s me. This might be a new personal best though. I think I had it on for about 8 seconds before it bit the dust. A new record.

It’s okay though. Juicing lemons by hand is a good thing. Just ask hubs and mini-me.

Lemon and Blueberry Bars

Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 24 servings

1 bar

Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Bars

Wonderfully easy recipe for zesty meyer lemon and blueberry bars!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 package lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1 tablespoon of meyer lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons of meyer lemon juice, divided
  • 2 packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup meyer lemon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper, leave some paper on each end so it's easy to lift the bars out when they set.
  • Melt butter in microwave, or over low heat on stove-top.
  • In a bowl combine the butter, cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon meyer lemon juice and whisk until blended thoroughly. Divide the dough, and press 2/3 of it into the pan.
  • In a stand mixer combine the cream cheese, sugar and extract, beat until fluffy and well blended.
  • Add the other egg, lemon juice and zest to the mixer. Beat again till well combined.
  • Add the rest of the cake mixture to the bowl and mix briefly.
  • Pour batter over the crust, then top with blueberries.
  • Place the pan in the oven, and bake for about 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Place in the fridge and let set for about an hour.
  • Remove the pan from the fridge and use the parchment to lift the bars from the pan.
  • Cut into squares.
  • Serve with a big old thank goodness I didn't have to juice the lemons smile!

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Kraft Kitchens Lemon Blueberry Crumb Bars

You can use regular sugar in this recipe or you can use Meyer Lemon Sugar

You can use regular lemons in any meyer lemon recipe.

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Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Bars

Whenever I need a little inspiration in the kitchen I tend to turn to Kraft Kitchens. I love their website, it’s filled with easy recipes for real people.

Whenever I need lemons juiced I turn to anyone standing nearby.

You might want to run the other way….

there’s still about 50 lemons left to juice.

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Mini Meyer Lemon Pies

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Mini Meyer Lemon Meringue Tarts

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Toodles and smoochies! xx

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    I have just made blueberry and lemon muffins so we are in tune, but I sure don’t have your lemon overload problem. Or your small appliance destructive streak. I do wish I had a lemon tree though.

    • 2
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Great minds think alike right. I am so obsessed with meyer lemons. They just taste so good.

      I swear I can break an appliance quicker than anyone in the world. They should use my destructive powers for good and let me test appliances for a living.

      I desperately want a lemon tree.

  2. 3

    Nothing better than blueberries and lemons and meyer lemons even better. These bars look fantastic.

  3. 5

    Yummy bars! If you have a KitchenAid mixer or food processor they have juicer attachments that work great. I have the one for the food processor and it has juiced many citrus and keeps on working.

    • 6
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I bought the meat grinder attachment, and I have the pasta ones. Had no idea they had a juicer. I’m super messy though so it’s likely it would get shot across my entire kitchen. I’m juicing again, luckily Costco knows me by sight now. I tend to return a lot of stuff due to my crazy antics in the kitchen.

      Thanks lady.

  4. 7

    I am loving all of your Meyer Lemon recipes! Love the combination of blueberries and lemon! Your bars look amazing!

  5. 9

    wow these meyer lemon blueberry bars look scrumptious. Believe it or not i got some meyer lemons left in my fridge though i don’t believe i ever bought as many as few cases or even anything close to 100.

  6. 11

    I love meyer lemons too. . yum!!! these look so good! and isn’t the blueberry + lemon combo to die for?!!! yum!!!!

  7. 13

    Lemon and blueberries make best buds!! I love these bars…. and that photo of it in the pan… Fantastic!

  8. 15

    I love meyer lemons! Especially with blueberry. These are fabulous!

  9. 17

    100 lemons?? YIKES! I’d be employing some help with that, too. If I help you juice, can I have a pan of these bars? They look just glorious. :-)

    • 18
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Lol, I tend to get carried away. You can have a pan even if you don’t juice. I have more lemons than we can possibly eat at this point. Thanks so much Stephie.

  10. 19

    Lemons and blueberries are such an awesome combo! Sorry about your juicer, though – what a bummer! I guess I’m reasonably lucky with small appliances – other than toasters (none of which really work all that well) we’ve had pretty good luck. Really nice recipe – thanks.

    • 20
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      They really are. And thanks, I tend to break a lot of electronics and appliances. Usually cuz I won’t read instructions.

  11. 21

    I’m betting Meyer Lemon Bonanza has made you into a lean, mean, fightin’ machine. Make that a sticky, lean, mean, fightin’ machine. (Which is double the danger.)

  12. 22

    I work at a kitchen store on the weekends. Most small appliances are made SO cheaply these days it’s best to spring for the more expensive model up front…so you don’t have to keep replacing it over & over again (which costs the same in the long run).

  13. 23

    Wow! That’s a lot of lemons! Sure worth the juicing to make this lovely treat though.

  14. 24

    Meyer lemon and blueberries sound like a great combo. I would love one of these right now.

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