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Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars are traditional lemon bars with a gluten free crust and a secret ingredient that makes them extra lemony.

Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

My mom recently brought me 3 boxes full of my grandmother’s recipes and I’ve had so much fun going through them. These bars were inspired by one of the recipes I found in a little church booklet that was in one of her boxes called Lemon Love Notes. The name is so appropriate as she was a piano teacher and organist at her church.

Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

I altered the recipe to create a thicker layer of lemon curd and also added lemon oil to bump up the lemon notes. They came out great!

Lemon Bars

The crust comes together very easily by mixing up some margarine, flour, powdered sugar and salt. I used dairy-free margarine and gluten free flour so my daughter could eat these. You could use butter and regular flour too, if you wanted to.

Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

Press into a greased 9-inch pan, then bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.

Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

Meanwhile, make the filling and pour over crust. Bake for 25 more minutes.

I used pure lemon oil to make it extra lemony. I order mine. You can find it here (affiliate):

Lemon Bars

Let cool, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

Cut into squares and serve.

Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

I’ve never actually made lemon bars before which is hard to believe since I’ve been baking since I was about 9 years old. These Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars did not disappoint!

Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

If you’re a fan of lemons, you will definitely love these bars. They’re also kid approved!

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Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

Yield: 9-16 squares

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free margarine, softened (I used Earth Balance Buttery Spread)
  • 1 cup flour (I used Bob's Red Mill all-purpose gluten free flour)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 4 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon oil
  • 5 tablespoons flour (I used gluten free)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Stir together crust ingredients in a medium bowl. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the filling. Place all filling ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium low until completely combined. Pour into cooled crust. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Let cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar using a mesh strainer. Cut into squares and serve. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
https://www.momlovesbaking.com/old-fashioned-lemon-curd-bars/

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Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

6 Responses to Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

  1. CakenGifts.in says:

    Wow!! Can't wait to try this!! Its great idea!! Wow very amazing Article.

  2. KAREN says:

    I AM SO GLAD YOU PUT THE RECIPE FOR LEMON CURD WITH THIS RECIPE. I HAVE NEVER MADE IT AND LOVE IT VERY MUCH! I ALWAYS BOUGHT IT!! I WILL BE MAKING THIS TO EAT AS A PUDDING ALSO! MAYBE WITH A LITTLE COOL WHIP ON IT! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  3. Judy says:

    Thanks for the lemon oil tip, the only lemon oil I'm familiar with is a lemon oil furniture polish!! I'm also looking forward to using the lemon oil in my most favorite pound cake recipe~ should I sub some of the butter with an equal amount of the oil or just use the oil as an extra ingredient? Thanx for sharing!!

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