These Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Bars are easy to make and the flavour is out of this world!
Have you ever tried Meyer lemons? I just love them, they are such sweet little lemons.
I do not, however, love juicing them!
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.
I did what any sane person would do and I hopped back in my SUV to heat into the city to buy the best juicer I could afford on my tight budget. Then I 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 lemonI 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.
- Butter - For this particular recipe you can use salted or unsalted butter. Either one will work.
- Cake Mix - I used a lemon cake mix but you can substitute white, yellow or white chocolate.
- Eggs - Large eggs are the way to go for this one.
- Meyer Lemons - I used the juice and the zest.
- Cream Cheese - Personally, I love Philly cream cheese. Use whatever you prefer. Soften it before using it so it mixes easier.
- Sugar - You can use regular sugar or Meyer Lemon Sugar.
- Extract - I used lemon extract for this recipe. If you don't have it you can use vanilla extract or almond extract.
- Blueberries - Use fresh blueberries if you can find them. If not, frozen will work as well.
How to Make Meyer Lemon Blueberry Bars:
- First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Next, line a pan with parchment paper. Set the pan aside.
- Melt the butter. You can do it in the microwave or on the stovetop. Whichever you prefer.
- Then, in a stand mixer, combine butter, cake mix, 1 egg, and part of the lemon juice. Mix well.
- After that, pour ⅔ of the mixture into the pan. Set aside.
- Next, combine the cream cheese, sugar and extract in a bowl, mix until fluffy.
- Then add the other egg, remaining lemon juice and zest and mix until combine.
- Add the remaining cake mixture to the bowl and mix briefly.
- Next, pour that over the crust that you already added to the pan.
- Then, top with blueberries.
- Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 45 to 50. minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Then, place the pan in the fridge for about an hour so the bars set nicely.
- Remove the pan from the fridge and lift the bars out.
- Cut the bars into squares.
More Meyer Lemon Recipes:
- Meyer Lemon Parfaits
- Lemon Salt
- Aerosmith Potatoes with Meyer Lemon & Garlic Salt
- Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Cream Cheese Candies
- Mini Meyer Lemon Meringue Tarts
- Meyer Lemon Sugar
- Fried Smashed Potatoes with Onions and Meyer Lemon Dressing
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Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Bars
- ½ cup butter
- 1 pkg lemon cake mix
- 2 large eggs divided
- 1 tbsp Meyer lemon zest
- 3 tbsp Meyer lemon juice divided
- 16 oz cream cheese softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 2 ½ cups fresh blueberries
- 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 ⅔ 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!
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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.
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.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
Nothing better than blueberries and lemons and meyer lemons even better. These bars look fantastic.
Thanks so much Maureen. I love this combo so much.
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.
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.
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
I am loving all of your Meyer Lemon recipes! Love the combination of blueberries and lemon! Your bars look amazing!
Thanks so much Jennifer. xx
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.
You need to get crackalacking on those lemons. I love meyers, so yummy. Thank so much.
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
I love meyer lemons too. . yum!!! these look so good! and isn't the blueberry + lemon combo to die for?!!! yum!!!!
Thanks so much Alice. I just love lemon and blueberry. Lemon and raspberry quite yummy too.
Lemon and blueberries make best buds!! I love these bars.... and that photo of it in the pan... Fantastic!
They really do. Thanks so much Ramona. xx
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I love meyer lemons! Especially with blueberry. These are fabulous!
Thanks so much Dorothy, I just love this combo.
Stephie @ EYHO
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. 🙂
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.
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.
They really are. And thanks, I tend to break a lot of electronics and appliances. Usually cuz I won't read instructions.
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.)
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).
Wow! That's a lot of lemons! Sure worth the juicing to make this lovely treat though.
Meyer lemon and blueberries sound like a great combo. I would love one of these right now.
We loved these bars. Love lemon and blueberry together!
That's so nice to hear. Thanks so much.
This is seriously amazing!! Such a great flavor combination!
Thanks so much.
This is THE easy recipe for the summer! I will be taking these delicious bars to all the cookouts!
Thank you so much.