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Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars

The classic lemon bar with shortbread crust, lemon curd filling and a dusting of powdered sugar on top. Recipe includes a gluten free option.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 200 kcal
Author Lise Ode



  • 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


  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice about 3 lemons
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon oil (make sure it's food grade lemon oil)
  • 5 tablespoons flour I used gluten free
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  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.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you don't have food grade lemon oil, substitute 1-2 teaspoons of lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 329IU7%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.