When you think of Spring, what do you think of?
When you think of Spring time foods, do you think color?
Do you think about the freshness that had been dormant all winter long?
I do. I think of reds, pinks, yellows and greens. I think of refreshing tastes that cleanse the pallet.
After a nice dinner, I want a refreshing dessert that tastes like the season.
I found this recipe back at the end of summer and decided to break it out again last week. If you are not a fan of raspberry, you could substitute for another berry.
Raspberry Lemon Bars
**Disclaimer: these are my pictures but please see the blog link above for the recipe and its creator.**
The first step is making the dough for the bottom half of the tart. It is a drier dough that you press into the bottom of your greased pan, like so. (Make sure to grease the pan well, so that your tarts are not damaged when you take them out of the pan to serve.)
After the dough is baked halfway in the oven, you add the lemon the mixture then place FRESH raspberries on top and bake once more. The lemon mixture is so fresh, I almost can’t handle it!
After the baking is finished, let the tart rest to room temperature. Then, place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to completely chill. This is what mine looks like when I take it out of the fridge.
Place on coordinating and fun dessert dish. Be a culinary artist with this next step!
Now, to balance out the tartness of the bar, use a flour sifter to sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Use at much or as little as you need.
And whall-a! You have just created a sophisticated dessert for the season. This dessert will easily take you from March to July to September. Try the recipe out with a different kind of berry and see what you like best. As always, try to pick berries that are in season for the best taste, health benefits and prices.
Please leave me a comment and let me know how this recipe turned out for you.