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Best Ever Lemon Squares (Gluten-Free)

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars
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"A traditional but tangy lemon bar. These were truly raved about by my full gluten-eating relatives."
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Ingredients

2 h servings 204
Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set, about 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Footnotes

  • 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


Per Serving: 204 calories; 8.9 29.8 2.1 51 87 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is the best recipe. My husband loved loved them.

Most helpful critical review

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.

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This is the best recipe. My husband loved loved them.

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 c...

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.

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

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 glu...

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 goin...

It does not taste particularly lemony. I don't think I'll use it again...

Rated with my tweaks - lemon zest isn't optional, it's necessary. It gives loads of flavor! I used the zest and juice of 2 and 1/2 lemons and it was very nicely flavored. Two might be enough if ...

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.