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A close up of blackberry bars with lemon filling and confectioner's sugar dusted on top

Blackberry Lemon Bars

Made with a balance of sweet, fresh blackberries, bright citrus and a buttery graham cracker crumb, these Blackberry Lemon Bars make for the perfect Summer bite. Each morsel is packed with tangy, fruity goodness!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bar recipes, bars, brownies, lemon
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 381kcal


For the Crust

  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

For the Filling

  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Confectioner's Sugar for garnish


For the Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a stand mixer, mix together butter, sugar and flour. Press into the bottom of a parchment lined 9x13 inch pan.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden then remove to prepare filling.

For the Filling

  • Add blackberries and lime juice to a heavy duty blender or food processor and puree until completely smooth.
  • Pour blended blackberry mixture into a fine mesh sieve fitted over a bowl. Discard seeds.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together granulated sugar and flour to combine dry ingredients. Next, whisk in the eggs, lemon juice, ¼ cup of the prepared blackberry puree, and vanilla extract. Pour over the baked crust.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until no longer liquidy or jiggly. The bars will firm up more as they cool.
  • Once cooled to room temperature, dust with confectioner’s sugar, cut and serve.


Feel free to change the berries in this recipe.  It is very adaptable.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 571IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg