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Berry Lemonies

Berry Good Lemonies

Hey friends! I’m sharing the recipe for these super sweet squares today and they are berry berry good. This crowd pleaser is based off my regular Lemony Lemonies recipe and I think you’ll love it. They’re like brownies, but totally lemony.

Lemon and Blueberries

They are packed with lemon flavor and dotted with fresh blueberries throughout. And when I say packed, I mean you better pucker up because these are for all my lemon lovers out there.

Berry Lemonies Ingredients

Now, let’s grab our ingredients and get baking.

Berry Lemonies

Done. Just kidding. But dang, these look so good. I can taste them through the screen.

Lemon Zest

Fresh lemons and lemon zest are key to sweet success when baking these. I used a grater for zesting this time and I don’t think I will ever go back. So much easier than a regular zester. And the best part about making them is that you don’t even need a mixer. Just stir all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and you are good to go.

Mixing Lemonies Batter

Semi-melted butter, flour, salt, baking powder, eggs, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Mix it all until just combined.

Berry Lemonies Batter

Stir the blueberries in at then end. I like to dust them in a little flour to help them from sinking in the batter.

Lemonies Batter

Pour everything in a prepared 8 X 8 inch pan. Grease the pan, line with parchment paper and then grease and flour the paper. This way you can lift everything easily out from the pan. I will do this when I need to take photos, but if my game plan is devouring them, then I’ll just grease and flour the pan. Glass baking dishes are my go-to for squares, bars and brownies. But only if they come with a lid.

Lemon icing

After the lemonies are baked and cooled. Pour the lemon icing on top in a thin layer and let it set. Then cut them into squares.

Berry Lemonies

Look at that lusciousness. Obviously I could not wait. My icing is a little melty. But it was totally worth it.

Berry Lemonies
Yield: 25 little lemonies

Berry Lemonies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • BERRY LEMONIES
  • 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted some and cooled, but not completely fluid
  • 2 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • LEMON ICING
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour an 8 X 8 inch baking dish.
  3. Whisk flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  4. Add semi-melted butter, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  5. Toss blueberries in a tablespoon of flour to coat, then gently stir blueberries into the batter.
  6. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 32-35 minutes or until done. Let cool.
  7. For the icing: Sift confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in lemon juice and zest until completely combined and fluid. Pour evenly over lemonies. Allow the icing to set completely and cut into 25 small squares. Store in an airtight container on the counter or enjoy them cold from the fridge.

Notes

Have 3 large lemons on hand for the lemon juice and zest.

Lemony Blueberry Brownies

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23 comments on “Berry Lemonies”

  1. I can only say that these really hit the spot. So fruity and sweet and delicious. Thanks for the new favorite recipe!

  2. This recipe is amazing for quick bites.

  3. I saw these the other day and knew I had to make them. Made them today and didn’t get a chance to make the icing and they were devoured. My husband and coworkers love them. I’m going to have to double the recipe next time. I took a picture to post to my IG but don’t think it’ll do them justice. Thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

  4. Hi Claire – I have not tried the lemonies recipe with frozen blueberries, but I think they would be fine. If you decide to give them a try, let me know how you enjoy them

  5. Is it possible to use frozen and drained wild blueberries in place of the fresh ones?

  6. OH. MY. HEAVEN.
    These are amazing. So easy to make and absolutely delicious. They taste like summer!
    And, I’m eternally grateful for the tip on using a grater to zest the lemon. I had been trying (and failing!) to use a zester…and the grater worked a million times better. Thank you, Bakerella! :)

  7. Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.

  8. Like I do with your wonderful Lemony Lemonies (which are a part of my regular rotation, they are fabulous), I plan to double this recipe for a 9 x 13 pan. When I double the Lemony Lemonies recipe, the butter increases to one and a half cups. However two cups of butter is an entire pound, which sounds like a lot for a 9 x 13 pan, and one cup of butter sounds like a lot for an 8 x 8 pan. Could this possibly be a mistake?

    • Hi Cyndi – I increased the ratio for this recipe, but I did not double it. More like 1.5X the original lemonies recipe because I wanted the volume to just be thicker/taller. You can double the original recipe and just add blueberries to the version you already love.

      • Thank you so much, Bakerella! I know you didn’t double the recipe, it was just me wanting to double an 8 x 8 pan to a 9 x 13. I probably should have just added the blueberries to the Lemonies version but I wasn’t entirely sure and I wanted to follow your recipe exactly. I did end up doubling the recipe for a 9 x 13 pan (I didn’t see your response until after) and they were AMAZING! Everyone LOVED them, raves all around – I ended up making them again a few days later! Thank you again :).

  9. I’m curious about something. These look like a regular cake, a single layer. How are these different than a regular cake layer? It’s difficult to tell when you can’t touch texture or taste anything. There must be a difference, I’m just not exactly sure what it is.

  10. This is a super super tasty recipe.

  11. Oh those look so yummy! Love the color

    …Best, Nikki!! https://www.pastrybynikki.com/post/berry-pink-gf-pancakes

  12. One of my favorite flavor combos — and that icing looks sooooo good!

  13. hey, I don’t suppose you’d have measurements in metric :P ?

  14. My mouth is watering from just looking at the pictures. I will definitely have to make these. YUMMY!

  15. Nothing but awesome!

  16. Oh those look so nice and sweet/tart, yum.  :D. 

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