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Strawberry (Swirl/Swish) Lemon Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Strawberry (Swirl/Swish) Lemon Bars recipe? Learn how to make Strawberry (Swirl/Swish) Lemon Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jkc715nyc

Makes 9 servings



http://nookandpantry.blogspot.com/2007/05/strawberry-lemon-bars.html

Recipe Ingredients for Strawberry (Swirl/Swish) Lemon Bars


Crust:
7/8 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c confectioner?s sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 pinch of salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2 in cubes

Lemon Filling:
2 large eggs
2/3 c granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp flour
1/4 c lemon juice, from 2 lemons
2 tsp lemon zest, from 2 lemons
2 tbsp milk
1 pinch of salt

Strawberry Puree:
1 c chopped strawberries
1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar, depending on how sweet the berries are

Recipe Directions for Strawberry (Swirl/Swish) Lemon Bars

  1. Mix the chopped strawberries with sugar and set aside to macerate for about 30 minutes. I used about 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar.

  2. Add the flour, confectioner?s sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a food processor. Blend the ingredients together for a few seconds to mix evenly. Then add the pieces of butter and pulse until the mixture is pale yellow and looks like coarse cornmeal. If you don?t have a food processor you can use a fork, a pastry blender, or even your hands to cut the butter into the flour. Cook?s Illustrated recommended freezing the butter then grating it into the flour and using your hands to rub the pieces between your fingers.

  3. Line a 8 x 8 in baking pan with a sheet of parchment. Press the crust mixture into an even 1/4 in layer in the pan bottom and about 1/2 in up the sides. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  4. When you finish making the crust the fruit should almost be done. Blend the strawberries in a food processor (for a few seconds) or mash with a fork until there are no large chunks. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes until thick. We need to cook out some of the moisture in the puree so it gets more syrupy. Set aside to cool.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350F and after the crust finishes chilling, bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

  6. You can prepare the filling while you bake the crust. Whisk the eggs, sugar, flour and salt in a bowl until the sugar dissolves. Then whisk in the lemon juice, zest, and milk.

  7. Reduce the oven temp to 325F, pour the filling into the crust. Drop spoonfuls of the strawberry mixture on the surface. Use spoon or knife swirl/swish the strawberry puree into the filling.

  8. Bake for about 20 - 22 minutes, until the filling feels firm when touched lightly.

  9. Cool to room temp, dust with confectioner?s sugar and serve.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
232
Calories from Fat
81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.0g
14%
Saturated Fat
5.3g
26%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
68mg
23%
Sodium
103mg
4%
Potassium
71mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
35.4g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
22.5g
Protein
3.1g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
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