Who doesn’t love a Lemon Bar?
If you are gluten free like me, then maybe it has been a while since you have had a decent gluten free lemon bar?! Well GF friends… the wait is over!!! You are IN for a sensational lemon treat.
This delectable gf treat can be enjoyed all year round, it is truly a crowd pleaser and your non-gf friends will never even know that it is gluten free! It is a buttery crust layered with a tart, delicate lemon filling and finished off with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Gluten Free Lemon Bars
1 cup brown rice flour mixture
(my recipe for brown rice flour mixture = 2 cups brown rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour)
*OR* your preferred gluten free baking flour mix (I have used King Arthur’s gf baking flour and Bob’s Red Mill gf baking flour in this recipe as well.)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. xantham gum (ONLY USE IF you are making my brown rice flour mixture, OMIT if you are using a box mix as it is usually included)
5 Tbsp. cold butter, cubed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease the bottom of a 9X9 baking pan.
- In an electric mixer add the gf flour of your choice, sugar, xantham gum (if making my flour recipe). Mix on low to combine dry ingredients.
- Add butter and mix on low until crumbly.
- Press dough evenly into the bottom of your prepared pan.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes, until very light golden brown. Once done, let crust cool for 10 minutes.
Lemon Filling Ingredients:
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. brown rice flour mixture, OR gf baking flour mix of your choice
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp. fresh grated lemon zest
*powdered sugar to dust the top with after baking is done
- In an electric mixer, beat the eggs on high until foamy.
- Add the sugar, gf flour, baking powder, salt, lemon juice and lemon zest. Beat until well blended.
- Pour onto the cooled crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until center is set.
- Let cool at room temperature, then refrigerate (I prefer overnight). Before cutting your bars, dust the top with powdered sugar. (I prefer a heavy snowing of it!) 😉
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