Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Cream Cheese Icing are a delicious treat sure to brighten even the coldest winter days!

Lemon desserts are always on the top of my list of favorites.  I had these beautiful Dandy Fresh Meyer Lemons and knew they needed to be enjoyed in dessert form.  Meyer Lemons are so good in my favorite sweets, they are a cross between a lemon and an orange.  I can’t get enough of them!

Life has been somewhat of a roller coaster of sickness, injuries and general craziness for the last couple of weeks.  I would like to bubble wrap my children and demand that they stay in the house, but I know that won’t really work.  I think everyone is on the mend, thank goodness.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1½ teaspoons Meyer lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Meyer Lemon slices and fresh mint for garnish
Read the whole recipe on Miss in the Kitchen