The shortbread crust was crumbly and just the right amount of sweetness, and the custard had a fresh, lemon taste that complimented the berries. It was very difficult not to eat the entire contents of the pan before the guests arrived.
In my kitchen we have a "would you make this again" rating. If the recipe gets a yes it goes in the keep pile. If it's a no, it gets discarded. The blackberry bars will definitely be made again.
I enjoyed baking this weekend and I think I'll start making at least one new recipe a month. This is a lofty goal, but may be interesting.
If you have a chance to make these bars let me know what you think.
image: Better Homes and Gardens