For me, blueberry and lemon is one of those amazing flavor combinations that always seems to delight my taste buds. So these enlightened dessert bars make perfect sense.
With just the right amounts of tangy tart and sweet, these Lemon Blueberry Bars have quickly become a family-favorite and popular potluck dessert.
By comparison, each sweet and tangy lemon bar at Corner Bakery Cafe has 660 calories, 34g fat, 83g carbohydrates and a whopping 36 WW Points. Talk about a Weight Watchers dietary disaster!
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Lemon Bars with Fresh Blueberries?
According to my calculations, each serving has about 125 calories.
Lemon Blueberry Bar Ingredients
For the crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend
¼ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons light butter, cold
2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
For the lemon topping:
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend
⅔ cup fresh lemon juice
⅓ cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon zest
¾ cup fresh blueberries
2 teaspoons powdered sugar, optional
How to Make Lemon Blueberry Bars
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 375F degrees and spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray. For easier removal and cleanup, line baking pan with parchment and lightly grease with nonstick spray.
Step 3: To make the crust, whisk together 1 cup flour, 2 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Cut in cold butter with pastry blender, or a fork, until mixture forms coarse crumbles. Add 2 tablespoons buttermilk and give mixture a gentle stir.
Step 4: Press flour mixture into bottom of prepared pan and place pan in refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill.
Step 5: Bake the crust until lightly golden, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Step 6: Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, egg white, 3 tablespoons flour and 8 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend in a large bowl. Whisk in the lemon juice, ⅓ cup buttermilk and lemon zest until thoroughly combined.
Step 7: Pour lemon mixture over hot crust
and sprinkle the blueberries over the top.
Step 8: Lower oven to 350F degrees and continue baking until top is just barely set, about 18 to 20 minutes.
Step 9: Cool completely in pan on wire rack before moving to the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Step 10: Before serving, cut bars into 12 pieces and sift powdered sugar over the top, if desired.
Step 11: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
To save a little time, the lemon topping can be prepared ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you are ready to bake the bars, prepare and bake the crust. Give the lemon mixture a good stir and pour over hot crust, then bake as directed.
Enjoy these bars plain or with a light dusting of powdered sugar.
Ways to Use Leftovers
Store any leftover lemon bars in an airtight container, or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator.
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Lemon Blueberry Bars
For the Crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour2 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend¼ teaspoons salt4 tablespoons light butter2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
For the Topping:
2 large eggs1 large egg white3 tablespoons all-purpose flour8 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend⅔ cup fresh lemon juice⅓ cup low-fat buttermilk1 tablespoon lemon zest¾ cup fresh blueberries2 teaspoons powdered sugar (optional)
Prepare the Crust:
Prepare the Lemon Topping:
Serving size: 1 lemon blueberry bar (1/12th recipe)
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3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Recipe source: Eat What You Love: Restaurant Favorites by Marlene Koch
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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