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Glorious Gluten-Free Lemon Bars

Lemon bars

I have a lifelong lover affair with lemons! I clean with them, use them for an energy boost, make dinner with them, but my favorite way to enjoy lemons is in a dessert! :-) Today I’m sharing a recipe from my friend Chandice at Gluten Free Frenzy. I met Chandice at the most recent Pinner’s Conference in Salt Lake City and we decided to trade books. My children’s book “Jillee Bean and the One Good Thing” for her cookbook “Gluten-Free On A Budget.” It was a book swap made in heaven.

Her cookbook is filled with delicious gluten-free recipes that her and her Mom created, including a recipe for lemon bars I knew I had to try! They are sweet, perfectly tart, and have a crisp but flaky shortbread crust that you would never guess is gluten-free!

Lemon bars

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars

from Gluten-Free On A Budget

Ingredients for the Crust:

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/4 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten

Lemon bars

Ingredients for the Filling:

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Lemon bars

Preheat your oven to 350°. Combine all dry crust ingredients, including powdered sugar, and mix well. Cut the butter into small pieces or grate it into the dry ingredients. Give it a good mix to coat all of the butter pieces.

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars and a Giveaway!

Now add the beaten egg and blend until everything is well combined.

Lemon bars

Press the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars and a Giveaway!

Lightly whisk eggs, sugar and lemon juice together. Add the corn starch and baking powder. Whisk lightly together, but be careful not to mix a lot of air into the filling.

Lemon bars

Pour the filling on top of the crust and bake for another 30-35 minutes.

Lemon bars

Allow bars to cool slightly, and then dust with powdered sugar.  Cut into squares and enjoy with a large glass of cold milk!

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars

What’s your favorite lemon recipe?

Lemon bars

GLORIOUS GLUTEN-FREE LEMON BARS

Jill Nystul
I have a lifelong lover affair with lemons! I clean with them, use them for an energy boost, make dinner with them, but my favorite way to enjoy lemons is in a dessert! :-) Today I’m sharing a recipe from my friend Chandice at Gluten Free Frenzy. I met Chandice at the most recent Pinner’s Conference in Salt Lake City and we decided to trade books. My children’s book “Jillee Bean and the One Good Thing” for her cookbook “Gluten-Free On A Budget.” It was a book swap made in heaven.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Let Sit 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients
  

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST:

  • 1/4 cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup Sorghum flour
  • 1/4 cup White rice flour
  • 1/2 cup Tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup Potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 Egg beaten

INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Lemon juice add 1 tablespoon more
  • 6 Tablespoons Corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Combine all dry crust ingredients, including powdered sugar, and mix well.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces or grate it into the dry ingredients. Give it a good mix to coat all of the butter pieces.
  • Add the beaten egg and blend until everything is well combined.
  • Press the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

Filling

  • Lightly whisk eggs, sugar and lemon juice together.
  • Add the corn starch and baking powder. Whisk lightly together, but be careful not to mix a lot of air into the filling.
  • Pour the filling on top of the crust and bake for another 30-35 minutes.
  • Allow bars to cool slightly, and then dust with powdered sugar. Cut into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 93mgSugar: 23gVitamin A: 225IUVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.5mg

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • Looks good except I can’t eat nut flour either. Still, I’d add some zest. Can’t overdo the lemon flavor in lemon bars. And my lemons are Meyers.

  • I am always trying to find new gluten free recipes as my daughter was diagnosed with a gluten allergy this past year and we are still learning what works and doesn’t when it comes to gluten free! It can be spendy we are finding out!

  • LEMON BARS are my go-to favorite dessert and now GLUTEN-FREE – wonderful……………………This cookbook looks great and I could share it with my daughter………………………..Thanks for the giveaway !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I am still trying to master gulten free. I need to do it for my health I don’t have celiac disease but do have a gluten intolerance. This book looks helpful.

  • I am excited to try these bars! My husband loves lemon bars and I’m gluten intolerant so he has been missing out. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Always looking for tried and true Gluten Free recipes that are also easy on the pocket book. Gluten free foods are so expensive. The Lemon Bars recipe looks terrific and I’m going to try it this week!

  • I am always looking for recipes that are gluten free. This sounds great and I can’t wait to try it with the juice from my Meyer Lemon trees crop this year. Thanks!

  • There are so many things that I had to give up, being finally diagnosed with high gluten sensitive.
    It would be pure joy to be able to have some of things I used to eat. This looks yummy !!!
    Now if we could find some great bread recipes !!!

  • cookies — definitely cookies. my hubby has gone gluten free and it’s been a process finding fun and tasty recipes. thanks for sharing.

  • I am so excited every time I get to try a new gluten free recipe, as I am the head of hospitality at my church, and we have many GF ladies among us. My favorite GF recipe thus far is my chocolate chip recipe that I have adapted to my own favorite version.

  • Can’t wait to try these! Over the weekend I made GF lemon cooler cookies. YUM! I love almost anything lemon & have been looking for the perfect lemon bar to try GF.

  • Hi Jillian
    Is this where I am to leave a blog post comment for the entry? Nothing happened when I clicked in the box. Anyway, I also LOVE lemon bars, I am very excited to make these. I am new to GF, so this book would be of great help! I recently made homemade kind bars & they were fantastic…although I put a little too much ground flax.

  • Looks like an interesting book. We all know that going gluten free can be very pricey. Anything that could help with that would be a blessing. Would love to see the recipes!

  • I love love love Lemon. And have the same heart for Lemon Bars. Cant’ wait to try this.
    I have been gluten free for several years and I am always looking for new recipes. Would love this book!!
    Thank you for offering it.

  • Growing up my neighbor made lemon merengue pie from scratch. It was delicious!
    These lemon bars sound like the perfect fit for us now that we have two that have to be gluten free.

  • I am not gluten free but appreciate finding good recipes when I have gluten free guests. Thank you for making this recipe available to all.

  • I am trying so hard to stay GF and to get my family to go GF. They are resisting with everything they’ve got! These deserts look yummy, I’m going to try them. And the cookbook will be a big help. I don’t usually want much, but I’ll be honest, I HOPE I WIN

  • My favorite lemon treat is gluten free and vegan lemon cheesecake. It has the mouth-feel and flavor of traditional cheesecake but none of the allergens that deprive me the pleasure of enjoying it. Thanks for asking and thanks for sharing wonderful recipes for us to use. Blessings to you!

  • I have a friend who has a gluten free diet, thanks for the chance at winning the cook book. Won’t she be surprised when I whip up a batch of gluten free lemon bars…..mmmmmmm good !

  • Oh my goodness! Can I have these for breakfast? I love anything lemon and these look magnificent. I would love to win this book because I am sure it is packed with a ton of amazing recipes

  • Lemon bars will forever bring sweet memories of my precious grandmother, and since many in my family have celiac, this recipe will be a treasure.

  • I personally don’t have a gluten problem but some of my friends do. I would like to have a delicious dessert for them to enjoy when its dessert time too!

  • Thanks for this delicious-sounding recipe. I’ll try it out this week! You have just given me a great gift idea – a gluten-free cookbook! I have several friends who would love to receive such a gift…and I don’t have one, either! I’ll be checking out the local book stores this week, as well!

  • This looks yummy. I’m always looking for ideas for my g free sister inlaw and niece. My favorite lemon recipe is an old frozen lemon dessert of my Grandmas. You beat eggs yolks and whites until frothy and then add the lemon juice. I know what they say about raw eggs , but this is so yummy. I’d love to win a copy of this book so we can have more g free recipe options.

  • I love baking pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc. . .and if there’s lemon involved, it’s even better! Well, for me mostly. My daughter likes lemons, not to the degree I do, so she will enjoy the lemon desserts with me. Her two older brothers, not so much.

  • My teen daughter and I enjoyed baking GF Sweet Potato Casserole for the Holidays. We make all the “yummies” GF for all Holidays!
    “Gluten-Free on a Budget” would be a great add to our collection!
    Thanks for the recipe for Lemon Bars!

  • SO many people are eating GF lately that it’s been a real challenge for me, the pie and biscuit type! But since putting my hubby on a strict no-carb diet, I’ve been trying to learn all I can about gluten free as well. This could really be a help.

  • I haven’t tried GF baking, yet, but I’ve had several GF cakes that were delicious. It makes me think that I might give it a try… This cookbook would certainly help!

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