Blue Ridge Blackberry Lemon Bars Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
My husband isn't supposed to like these recipes and he loved this one! I added a bit more lemon juice but the recipe stood alone. I'll try using different jams next time too.
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Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2010
delicious, I used black berry jam and I cut up some black berry's for this. You definitely have to bake it longer.
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Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2009
Delicious did not change a thing. Thank you for sharing.
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Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
This was very simple. Oat crumb bars are one of my most favorite desserts. I made only one change and used a cranberry-apple relish spread that I had on hand, as I had no strawberry. (All I had was apple butter for spread, and I didn't think it would have been AS good.) I did have to cook it longer than the recipe specified, I cooked it for about 22 minutes or until it was firm and the top was browned just a bit. I think I might chill it a bit and do as another reviewer did and make a frosting out of lemon juice and confectioners sugar and drizzle it over the top for more of a lemon flavor. TIP: If you used a cup of peanuts in the crust instead of walnuts and used the raspberry bread, you'd have a darn fine peanut butter and jelly bar.
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Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2009
Although these would be great as posted, I did make a few changes the second time around. I agree the lemon flavoring wasn't enough, so I added lemon juice to the jelly as well. I warmed it in the microwave to make it easier to spread as well (a trick I learned from my sister in law!) This adds more lemon flavoring and it is easier to make! For an extra special touch, I added an easy frosting of powdered sugar mixed with lemon juice. This adds even more lemon flavor and a sweet note. Just be careful to wait for it to cool before drizzling the icing on!
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Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2009
Nice little bars. I don't really taste the lemon, which is a bit disappointing, but they are pretty good bars. I halved the recipe and put in an 8x8 pan. Instead of blackberry jam, I used leftover Sweet Blackberry and Brandy Sauce I made last weekend. It worked well as a subsitute. The bars seemed quite crumbly when I first pulled them out, so after they cooled I placed them in the fridge overnight and then cut them this afternoon. Cold, they were less crumbly and easy to cut. Thanks for the recipe!
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