I made these little gems for a girls night in and they were quite a hit. I guess a lot of things are a hit when women are drinking wine, but seriously they are really, really delicious. Sometimes I need a good fruity dessert to cleanse the palate. This one is perfect. Real, fresh strawberries with a hint of lemon plus a pie type crust over and under the strawberry layer.
The key to the crust is to have cold butter. Plus, get your hands in there to mix all the dry ingredients with the butter. You can do it without getting your hands dirty, but it’s just a little more difficult. Plus, I think it’s fun to get in there and squish the dough all up.
These are just plain delicious and the sweet lemon sauce that drizzles over the top makes them extra yummy.
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These sweet bars are a perfect mix of pastry and sweet strawberry filling topped with a tart lemon glaze. They are so good!! You will have trouble not eating all of these yourself.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, very cold and cubed
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups chopped strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
zest from 1 lemon
1 and 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice