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Summer is almost here, which means its time to celebrate the season with fresh, fruit-forward desserts that will make the most out of seasonal produce.
And this recipe for Strawberry Lemon Blondies is the perfect way to do just that.
At her blog The View from Great Island, Sue Moran creates a moist, rich twist on the traditional blondie that is filled with fruit flavor and is as light and airy as a spring breeze. And the gorgeous pink hue makes this sweet dessert the perfect addition to any picnic table or summer fiesta.
Moran makes her blondies with butter, sugar, eggs, fresh strawberries and freshly squeezed lemon juice. After baking and cooling the blondies, she glazes the dessert with a strawberry, lemon and powdered sugar puree. The result is a pretty-in-pink blondie that will taste like summer on your plate.
You can also make a twist on this recipe by baking Strawberry Lemonade Bars. Averie at Averie Cooks makes a crust with butter, sugar and flour, then pours a lemon filling made with Greek yogurt over the crust. The next layer is a strawberry, lemon and sugar concoction made with fresh or frozen strawberries and freshly squeezed lemon. This layer is then topped with a crumbly, sweet layer (the same as the crust) and the final result looks amazing:
You can make this recipe even healthier by adding old-fashioned oats, which is what they do at Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen. Their recipe for strawberry lemon oat blondies calls for strawberry jam instead of cutting up fresh strawberries, which simplifies this recipe, and the addition of white chocolate chips elevates this blondie bar into something truly special.
Or try this variation for Strawberry Lemon Blondies from Yellow Bliss Road. This recipe calls for Chef Shamy Strawberry Honey Butter, which you can find on Amazon or any specialty grocery store, but any brand of strawberry butter would work. You could also make your own with this easy recipe for strawberry butter from Divas Can Cook.
Maybe we’re going crazy for strawberries here, but it’s the season! Enjoy!