Berry Best Lemon Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe Fall 2010! Raise the bar on lemon bars by layering with blueberries and whipped cream.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 20

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
2
cups fresh blueberries
1/2
cup blueberry jam
2
cups prepared lemon pie filling
2 1/2
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Reserve 1/3 cup of the cookie dough. Press remaining dough in bottom of pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, shape reserved cookie dough into 5 balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine blueberries and jam. Spread over cookie crust. Carefully spread lemon pie filling over blueberry layer. Spread whipped topping over lemon layer. Crumble cookies; sprinkle over whipped topping. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until chilled. To serve, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Cut bars into bite-sized squares for a dessert buffet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.