A traditional but tangy lemon bar. These were truly raved about by my full gluten-eating relatives.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

    Advertisement
  • Whisk 1 1/4 cup rice flour, confectioners' sugar, and oat flour together in a bowl. Mix butter into flour mixture until evenly combined; press into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  • Beat eggs together in a bowl until light and smooth. Combine white sugar, 1/4 cup rice flour, and baking powder together in a separate bowl; stir into beaten eggs until just combined. Stir lemon juice and lemon zest into egg mixture; pour over crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set, about 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Cook's Note:

Be sure to use confectioners' sugar for the base. I have used different types of flour (such as brown rice flour) with quite varying results. I'm sure there are others that would work but this one worked great so I stuck with it. It also gives the benefits of oats which aren't too available in gluten-free. If you prefer to substitute regular flour just use equal amounts. And don't undercook by following times rather than descriptions!

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 29.8g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 51.3mg; sodium 86.5mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (12)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2014
This is the best recipe. My husband loved loved them. Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2015
I needed a gluten free dessert for a party and tried this. Mixed reviews. I didn't care for the gritty rice flour. Other really liked it! I would prefer more lemon flavor too. Not bad. Read More
(2)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2014
This is the best recipe. My husband loved loved them. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2014
I ended up adding an 2 lemons instead if one for more flavor. When it set I thought I had overlooked it but it came out with a perfect consistency and flavor. I cut out the bars with a pizza cutter. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2015
Made these for thanksgiving. As others stated it wasn't lemony enough I added the juice of 4 lemons and it was outta site! My dad hates just about everything we've ever tried to make in the gluten free world but he raved continuously and kept asking if they were really gluten free!! Plus no one else at dinner knew they were "lacking" either:) Read More
(2)
Advertisement
Rating: 1 stars
11/27/2014
They definitely were not lemony enough and too eggy. I would add like 4 lemons and the crust was a little too thick for my taste. Good basic recipe just needs some tweaking Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2015
I needed a gluten free dessert for a party and tried this. Mixed reviews. I didn't care for the gritty rice flour. Other really liked it! I would prefer more lemon flavor too. Not bad. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
I definitely found that the lemons you use make a huge difference. mine came off a tree in my yard and were used within an hour. Also my lemons tend to be rather sweet (as lemons go.) I'm going to try again. soon. Thanks for your comments! Read More
(1)
Advertisement
Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2014
It does not taste particularly lemony. I don't think I'll use it again... Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2016
I took advice from others and added more fresh lemon juice. Still No lemon flavor just crust. I am a lemon bar lover and this was the worst recipe of all the ones I've made. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2015
These bars are amazing! I will never use a different recipe for lemon bars. Doesn't matter if you're glutton free or not. However I do use at least 2 lemons sometimes more depending on how lemony I want them to taste. I also grate the outside of the lemons for the zest. Read More
Advertisement