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Old Fashioned Lemon Curd Bars
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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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free lemon bars, lemon bars, lemon curd bars, old fashioned lemon bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 200kcal
Author Lise Ode



  • 1/2 cup dairy-free margarine or butter, 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 large 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Stir together crust ingredients in a medium bowl. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • 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.


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


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg