Strawberry Lemon Blondies

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Strawberry Lemon Blondies ~ these easy strawberry blondies are moist and dense, (think soft shortbread) with plenty of little jammy pockets thanks to a cup of diced fresh strawberries in the batter. A hint of lemon gives these strawberry bars a bright, tangy vibe.

a stack of strawberry lemon blondies with silver forks

We’re baking strawberry lemon blondies on repeat right now!

If you could only have one strawberry dessert this season, these fruity little strawberry bars would have to be the one, they’re ridiculously easy to throw together and completely irresistible…take it from me, I had my fork in one before I could finish my photo shoot. That’s always a sign of a good recipe 🙂

Fresh strawberries in a basket

TIP: baking softens, sweetens, and brings out the best in pre-season berries, so even before the really good strawberries start showing up at market, you can make fabulous strawberry desserts.

A strawberry lemon blondie with fresh strawberries

If you like your desserts soft and moist, I know these strawberry lemon blondies will appeal to you.

There’s nothing dry or crumbly about them, they melt in the mouth like a great blondie should. Only instead of nuts and chocolate you’ve got juicy strawberries and tart lemon. Yum.

Blondies are an art form here at tvfgi, and there’s a special place in my heart for unique recipes like my Banana Blondies with their amazing caramel frosting, or my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies.  But sometimes you just need a little chocolate, am I right? In that case head straight for my Outrageous Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies or decadent Almond Butter Skillet Blondies.

making strawberry lemon blondies

The plush batter for these strawberry lemon blondies is thick but easy to work with. Take a minute to spread it out evenly in your pan so it bakes up nice and flat.

Strawberry lemon blondies just out of the oven

The pretty pink glaze is naturally colored

Blondies are pretty unassuming when they come out of the oven, but just wait. Let them cool down a bit, then drizzle on the tart glaze (I use a tablespoon of strained strawberry puree to create that pretty color naturally)…things are about to get interesting…

Glazing strawberry lemon bars

This is one strawberry dessert that is more than meets the eye. It’s all about that party in your mouth!

Slicing strawberry lemon blondies

tvfgi recommends: a 9″ square ceramic baking dish

When it comes to small bakes like brownies and blondies, I like to bake in ceramic or stoneware. I think it bakes evenly without over cooking the edges. They come in so many pretty colors, but I’m partial to my white pan. Every kitchen needs one.

I recommend the 9″ size, and look for something with weight to it, like the one above. The side handles help when you’re trying to get it in and out of a hot oven.

 

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Reader Rave ~

“You have gained a few fans! Made this for our Sunday night family gathering and everyone kept going back for more. I cut them into smaller pieces so everyone felt less guilty splurging 🙂  Thank you for a very yummy recipe.”  ~  Jen


 

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Strawberry Lemon Blondies

Strawberry Lemon Blondies ~ these easy strawberry blondies are moist and dense, (think soft shortbread) with plenty of little jammy pockets thanks to a cup of diced fresh strawberries in the batter.  The hint of lemon revs up the berry flavor and gives these strawberry bars a bright, tangy vibe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Calories 319kcal
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

blondies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 228 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (164 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup (55 grams) fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups (306 grams) all purpose flour (use the fluff/scoop/level method for measuring)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (127 grams) diced fresh strawberries

glaze

  • 1 cup (112 grams) unsifted weight powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry puree you'll need about 2 large strawberries, instructions below
  • lemon juice about 1 Tbsp, or just enough to thin the glaze to a spreadable consistency

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Line a 9 inch square baking pan with parchment paper with long edges. This will help you lift out the blondies for easy glazing and slicing later.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg.
  • When the egg is fully incorporated, beat in the lemon juice. The lemon juice will probably not completely incorporate at this point, that's ok.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and add to the wet ingredients, mixing until no more dry flour is present.
  • Gently fold in the diced strawberries. Spread the mixture into your pan and spread out as evenly as possible. The dough is thick, so take your time.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, just until starting to turn golden around the edges and the center is set. A toothpick inserted in the center will be moist but not wet. Don't over-bake these, or they will dry out. Let cool on a rack.
  • Trim the strawberries for the glaze and puree in a small food processor. Strain the puree through a small strainer to get 1 Tbsp of puree. Whisk together the sugar, puree, and lemon juice until no lumps remain. If your glaze is too thin, add a touch more sugar. If it's too thick, add more lemon juice.
  • Spread the glaze over the cooled blondies. Let the glaze set before slicing.

Video

Cook's notes

 
  • Do a little test before glazing your blondies.  Spoon a little on and see how it does...if it's too thin you can add more sugar, and if it's too thick you can thin it down with more puree or lemon juice.
  • If you don't want to bother with the strawberry puree for the icing, just use lemon juice.
  • For a variation, try this with diced rhubarb, or a combination of strawberries and rhubarb.  Or how about blueberries or raspberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    Kath
    September 21, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    5 stars
    These are fabulous! I am gluten and lactose free because of allergies. I made them with Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 baking flour and lactose free butter. Everyone enjoyed them. They are scrumptious!!

  • Reply
    Sharon Heimann
    September 19, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    5 stars
    really good. We made a double batch for an event and tried unglazed – awesome. I did add lemon zest to the batter. I think they would have been great without but we love lemon! The batter is really thick, so take your time to spread as evenly as possible. It is hard to fold in the strawberries because of the thickness, so again, a bit more effort. But worth it. VERY GOOD!

  • Reply
    Ann Schupp
    August 15, 2022 at 7:06 am

    In the new Libby’s pumpkin pie recipe it calls for sweetened condensed milk, can I substitute heavy cream for this?

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      August 15, 2022 at 7:10 am

      I haven’t tried that Ann, but I guess that should work. You might need to add more sugar in that case.

  • Reply
    Meagan
    July 30, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    5 stars
    These are delicious! I used King Arthur gluten free flour and they turned out just fine! I will definitely be making these again! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      July 31, 2022 at 6:40 am

      Great to know about the gf flour, thanks.

  • Reply
    Sophia
    July 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    5 stars
    We just finished our dinner and I made a little surprise for my family, thanks to you. I followed your recipe (almost) all the way. The only difference I made was that I used vegan butter. I think it was great option since everything blended so well and it was easy to transfer to the baking pan and spread out evenly. The timing and the oven temperature were exact as per your instructions. Everything turned out great. My family loves it! I love easy recipes and good instructions. Thank you, Sue! Now I will have to try more of your recipes soon. This was the first one and it was excellent!

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      July 26, 2022 at 11:52 am

      Thanks for the review, and it’s good to know about the vegan butter, that will help other readers I’m sure. Can’t wait to hear what you think of your next recipe Sophia!

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