Gluten-Free Lemon Bars

Gluten sensitivities, including gluten intolerance and celiac disease, are becoming a more common topic in the world around us. My sister and I both have people in our homes that need to eat gluten-free, but giving up our favorite treats is out of the question! So here is a recipe for my personal favorite treat: lemon bars! yummm.

When we first started gluten-free baking, I thought I would have to change out all of my recipes, but then I had a brilliant idea. Could I just change out the flour? Even better, can I use gluten-free flour in lemon bars? Yes! Replacing the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour (I use Cup4cup) in my favorite treats is a great alternative. And best of all, I don't need to throw out all my favorite recipes!

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Gluten Free Lemon Bars


1 1/2 cups gluten free flour (crust)
1/2 cup sugar (crust)
1/2 cup salted butter (crust)
2 Tbsp water (crust)
1 1/2 cups sugar (filling)
1/2 cup lemon juice (filling)
2 Tbsp grated lemon zest (filling)
4 eggs (filling)
1/4 cup gluten free flour (filling)
Powdered sugar (topping)



Preheat oven to 350F

Spray a 9x9 inch backing dish with nonstick spray and set aside

Gluten-Free Crust

In a medium sized bowl, combine gluten free flour and sugar. 

Cream in the butter, a fork works great for mashing the butter into the flour/sugar mixture.

Add the crust to the baking dish and compact the crust until it makes an even layer.

Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly golden in color.

Zesty Lemon Filling

In another bowl, mix together all of the filling ingredients until smooth in texture

poor the mixture over the crust while it is still hot.

bake another 22-26 minutes or until the filling is set.

Let cool at room temperature or a minimum of two hours.

Finishing Touches

Once the bars a cooled, cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.

Enjoy these delicious gluten free lemon bars immediately, or store in the refrigerator.