Lemon-Blueberry Blondie Bars

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Summer is a time to simply take it easy, and that's so much of what I love about this buttery blondie recipe. Not only does it capitalize on one of the most iconically refreshing summer flavor romances of all (lemon + blueberry forever), but it couldn't be simpler to whip up at a moment's notice. You may very well have every ingredient called for in your kitchen right now, and all you need is 25 hands-on minutes to pull these scrumptious lemon-blueberry bars together. P.S. If you happen to be a real citrus fanatic, consider doubling the glaze recipe for a more generous drizzle.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
1 9x9-inch pan

Ingredients

For the Blondies:

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter

  • 2 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • cup powdered sugar, sifted

  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, allowing a 1-inch overhang.

  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add white chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and incorporated with the butter. Scrape mixture into a large mixing bowl and whisk in the brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the lemon juice, zest, and salt until all is combined. Whisk in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.

  3. Stir in flour. Using a rubber spatula, fold in blueberries. Scrape batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer; it will be a bit thick.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and allow blondies to cool for at least 15 minutes in the pan. When ready to serve, lift the blondies out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang and place on a cutting board.

  5. To make the glaze: Whisk powdered sugar and lemon juice together in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over the blondies. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
19g Fat
61g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 131mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 115mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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