Lockdown Lemon Squares


Laura Sowels  // Savor Your Saturday

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April 18  

Spring is finally here and so are the beautiful fruits of the season. Having the vibrant yellow lemons displayed on my kitchen counter-top makes me so happy, almost as happy as eating a delicious lemon square. My family and I are gluten and sugar free, so this recipe is not only bursting with flavor, but they are healthy, too!

Ingredients  

  • 2 ½ cups gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill “Cup for Cup”) or all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup monk fruit “confectioners’ sugar” or regular confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chilled butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups monk fruit “sugar”
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. Sift together 2 cups of the flour, ½ cup of the confectioners’ sugar, and salt into a large bowl. Cut the butter into pieces and work it into the flour mixture using knives or a pastry blender. Combine until crumbly. 
  2. Press the dough into a greased 9×12 inch pan. Pierce holes in the dough with a fork, then bake at 350˚F for 15 minutes or until the crust just begins to brown. Remove from the oven.
  3. Whisk together ⅓ cup of flour, eggs, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and baking powder until thick and well blended. Pour mixture over crust and spread evenly. 
  4. Bake at 350˚F 20 to 25 minutes or until lemon filling is set. Remove from the oven and let cool.  Sprinkle remaining confectioners’ sugar over top before cutting into sixteen squares.
Proclaim the Genius & Share!
  • These lemon bars were simply amazing!!! I recently had to embrace the gluten-free lifestyle, and this recipe is proof that I do not have to become a martyr yet (over dessert options anyway)! Thank you for this keeper Laura!

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