Go Back
+ servings
Raspberry Lemon Bars – Nutty cookie crust topped with a luscious lemon filling and studded with fresh sweet raspberries. Bursting with flavor and texture, these Lemon Bars are not only delicious, but at 150 calories per serving, they’re also much lighter than your classic Lemon Bars Recipe. PUCKER UP!

Raspberry Lemon Bars

Katerina | Diethood
Nutty cookie crust topped with a luscious lemon filling and studded with fresh sweet raspberries. Bursting with flavor and texture, these Lemon Bars are not only delicious, but at 150 calories per serving, they’re also much lighter than your classic Lemon Bars Recipe. PUCKER UP!
Servings : 16 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients
  

CRUST
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter , cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
FILLING
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • powdered sugar , for dusting

Instructions
 

CRUST
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine flours, powdered sugar, walnuts, and salt; pulse to combine.
  • Add butter and oil; continue to pulse until mixture is crumbly.
  • Add cold water and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Transfer mixture to previously prepared baking dish and press into bottom of pan.
  • Bake for 18 minutes.
FILLING
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs and egg white; whisk until thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
  • Remove baked crust from oven and let stand 2 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 325F.
  • Arrange fresh raspberries over the baked crust.
  • Pour lemon mixture over raspberries.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until topping is set.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • Cover and chill in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  • Optional: Place bottom of baking dish in a larger pan filled with hot water so it's easier to cut out the squares. Keep in hot water for about 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle bars with powdered sugar.
  • Cut and serve.

Notes

Adapted from Cooking Light
 

Nutrition

Calories: 149 kcal | Carbohydrates: 21 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 26 mg | Sodium: 48 mg | Potassium: 73 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 95 IU | Vitamin C: 5.1 mg | Calcium: 11 mg | Iron: 0.9 mg | Net Carbs: 20 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert bars, lemon bars, lemon squares