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Lemon Blueberry Murder Pudding Cups

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lemon bar cupcake with blueberry topping and Venom eyes

Make your own Lemon Berry Murder Pudding Cups!

You will need:

1 dozen muffin cups

cake pop pan

Crust ingredients:

1 stick butter, melted

2 eggs

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 c. honey

1 c. coconut flour

Filling ingredients:

4 eggs

2 c. sugar

1/4 c. flour (I used Cup4Cup, a gluten free flour)

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 c. lemon juice

Zest of 1 lemon

For Decoration:

Blueberry or other dark berry jam, jelly, or minimally lumpy preserve (about ½ to 1 cup)

Cherries (approx. 18 to 20)

Whipped cream

Directions for Crust:

Beat all crust ingredients except the coconut flour together. Mix in coconut flour and stir until thoroughly mixed.

Take a heaping spoonful of dough and roll it flat between parchment paper. Cut out 2 dozen eye shapes. A crescent about an inch long will work--you can use a small jar lid or the side of a spoon to cut them. This dough holds shape well through cooking. Gently transfer eyes to parchment paper on a baking sheet. Mix any remaining dough back in to the bowl.

Pat about a tablespoon of dough into the bottom of the muffin cups. Put about a teaspoon of it into each of a dozen cake pop cups. Shape the cake pop dough into a hollow hemisphere--I used the back of a teaspoon to shape it. Arrange eyes, muffin cups, and cake pop cups together on a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

Directions for Filling:

Mix sugar, flour, and baking powder together. Beat in eggs. Add lemon zest and lemon juice, mix well. Fill muffin cups and cake pops to just below full--this filling will not rise much.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes or until the top begins to brown and the filling is set.

Cool thoroughly.

Prep for Decoration:

Put the berry preserves in a microwave safe container and warm it until it will pour smoothly. Time depends on your microwave, just try stirring it every 10 or 15 seconds until it becomes a liquid. If your jam is too lumpy you can run it through a blender to smooth out the texture.

Cut the tongue shapes out of cherries. Lay cherry flat, cut off the top, slice a wedge out of the side. I was able to get two per cherry since one side was messy from having been pitted.

Assembly:

Take one "cake pop" hemisphere and invert it, placing it off-center on top of one "muffin." Pour a spoonful of berry preserves over the top. Place a pair of eyes on the cake pop. Add a tongue sticking over the side. Decorate with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.

lemon berry bars with Venom eyes and a cherry on top