Saturday, August 25, 2012

End of Summer Treat

By Ellery Adams

This week, I was thinking about the things I didn't do this summer that I really wanted to do. Projects, trips, outings with the kids or friends I hadn't seen in awhile, but there just never seems to be enough time.

One thing I managed to do was bake and share the results with the neighbors. We've only been in our house for about a year, and bringing goodies to the folks living around us has been a great way for us to get to know each other.

Here's the recipe I think they liked the most. These were made with blueberries my daughter and I picked (here she is taste testing a different treat), but the ones in the store are still juicy and fresh, so whip up a batch of these to capture a little taste of summer!

What did you "not get done" this summer?


Blueberry Lemon Bars


1, 19.35 package Krusteaz Lemon Bar Mix (1 pouch each  lemon filling mix and complete crust)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
3 eggs
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Powdered sugar (optional) 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8x8x2-inch pan. Press full pouch of complete crust into bottom of pan. Bake 8 minutes (crust will be pale). In medium bowl, stir full pouch lemon filling, whipping cream and eggs together using a whisk until eggs are well incorporated. Stir in blueberries. Pour filling over hot crust. Bake 25-30 minutes or until center does not jiggle when shaken and top begins to brown. Cool completely and cut into squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Store covered in the refrigerator.
Makes 16 bars.
(Recipe reposted from http://www.continentalmills.com/brands/krusteaz/recipe_central/Brownie__Dessert_Mixes/Lemon_Bar_Mix/?rid=10034)