Anyway, here are some amazing red, white, and blue lemon bars from (where else?) The Best Recipe.
1-3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened and cut into 1-inch chunks
4 large eggs
1-1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2/3 cup juice from 3-4 large lemons, strained
1/3 cup whole milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pound box strawberries
1/2 pint blueberries
Lightly butter a 13x9 inch baking pan and line with one sheet of parchment or wax paper. Dot sheet with butter and lay second sheet over it crosswise.
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During that time, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. After chilling, bake on center rack for 20-23 minutes until edges are golden brown and center is just beginning to color.
While dough is refrigerating and baking, make filling. Lightly beat eggs, then whisk eggs, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl.
When crust comes out of oven, reduce heat to 325 degrees. Stir filling, then pour into still-warm crust.
Pull out of pan by holding lengthwise parchment paper.
Meanwhile, slice strawberries. Cut off end and slice middle into 4-7 thin slices, depending on size. Cut off other end.
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|You can see the sugar slowly disappearing...|
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