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Strawberry Lemon Blondies

close up shot of strawberry lemon blondies with strawberry glaze stacked on top of each other
Adapted from The View from Great Island, strawberry lemon blondies feature sweet strawberries with a delicious hint of tart lemon flavor that make them the perfect spring dessert.
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  1. STRAWBERRY LEMON BLONDIES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS STRAWBERRY LEMON BLONDIES RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
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Strawberry lemon blondies are packed full of sweet, juicy strawberries that are perfectly complemented by a tangy burst of lemon flavor. These luscious bars deliver an amazing combination of buttery, crisp edges and a soft, thick center that are a match made in heaven. 

If you love this sweet dessert, check out our classic blondies recipe. For delicious recipes that incorporate fresh strawberries, try our strawberry cobbler and strawberry roll cake.


MORE STRAWBERRY RECIPES:
Strawberry Delight | Strawberry Cake


STRAWBERRY LEMON BLONDIES INGREDIENTS

You will need:

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon (about ½ teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup diced strawberries

For the Glaze

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1-2 drops of red food coloring

Pro Tip: If you like a more fudgy texture in the center, you can decrease the flour by ¼ cup.  

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Strawberries: You can add in up to 1½ cups of diced strawberries, but they do add wetness, so more than 1½ cups would probably lead to blondies that don’t hold together as well.

Fruit: Try this with diced rhubarb or a combination of strawberries and rhubarb. Or how about blueberries or raspberries for a yummy mixed berry flavor.

Topping: For a different spin on the topping for this strawberry dessert, try lemon curd or lemon buttercream for added fresh flavor instead of your glaze.

Chocolate Chips: For a burst of sweetness, mix white chocolate chips or even milk chocolate chips into the batter.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS STRAWBERRY LEMON BLONDIES RECIPE

STEP ONE: In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar for 1 to 2 minutes.

PRO TIP:  Make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature so that they will incorporate well and your batter comes out with the correct consistency.

STEP TWO: Add in the eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and lemon extract. Beat on medium-high for 3 to 4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl occasionally. The mixture may look a bit separated but should beat into a light, fluffy mixture.

STEP THREE: In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cornstarch.

STEP FOUR: Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix just until combined.

PRO TIP: Do not overmix your batter, or you may end up with crumbly bars.

STEP FIVE: Beat in diced strawberries, just until combined.

STEP SIX: Spread the blondie batter into a 9×13 glass baking pan lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray.

PRO TIP: Make sure to take the time to flatten the top of the batter so that your bars come out flat on the top. If the batter is sticking to your spoon, spray it with cooking spray to make it easier to flatten the batter.

STEP SEVEN: Bake the blondies in a preheated oven at 350°F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

STEP EIGHT: In a small bowl, whisk together the glaze ingredients until smooth. Spread over the warm blondies.

STEP NINE: Allow the blondies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

HOW TO SERVE

These moist strawberry lemon bars are a delicious dessert to make when fresh berries are abundant. They would be perfect for bringing to a potluck or summer picnic. Serve them with our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea on the side for a sweet treat.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these easy strawberry blondies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Leftover blondies can also be frozen in an airtight container or ziplock bag.

These bars are absolutely addictive! The hints of lemon flavors from the extract, zest, and fresh juice are balanced with just the right amount of fresh, jammy bites of strawberry. The glaze finishes off these strawberry lemonade blondies with a pretty color of pink on the top.

FAQ

Can I freeze strawberry blondies?

You can store the cooled blondies in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Will frozen strawberries work for this recipe?

We do not recommend using frozen strawberries for this recipe as they release juices that will end up making the blondies soggy. It is best to use fresh strawberries for this recipe.

Do I have to use fresh lemon juice in this recipe?

We highly recommend freshly squeezed lemon juice in this recipe instead of bottled. Fresh juice will give you a much better lemony flavor, and since you already have the lemon for the zest, you have your fresh juice right in your hand!

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close up shot of strawberry lemon blondies with strawberry glaze stacked on top of each other

Strawberry Lemon Blondies

5 from 1 vote
Adapted from The View from Great Island, strawberry lemon blondies feature sweet strawberries with a delicious hint of tart lemon flavor that make them the perfect spring dessert.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zest about ½ teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup strawberries diced

Glaze

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 to 2 drops red food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 glass baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add in eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and lemon extract. Beat on medium-high for 3 to 4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally. The mixture may look a bit separated but should beat into a light, fluffy mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cornstarch.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Beat in diced strawberries, just until combined.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake blondies for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Whisk together glaze ingredients until smooth.
  • Spread over the warm blondies.
  • Allow blondies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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