Gluten-Free Delightful True Lemon Bars


Light & delicious, this recipe is adapted from Nearly Normal Cooking for Gluten-Free Eating.


1/3 cup of butter or Earth Balance Buttery Sticks (dairy-free)
1/4 cup granulated cane sugar
1 cup All Purpose Nearly Normal Gluten-Free Flour Mix*

2 eggs
3/4 cup granulated cane sugar
2 Tablespoons All Purpose Nearly Normal Gluten-Free Flour Mix
2 packets each True Orange and True Lemon mixed with 4 Tablespoons water
1/4 tsp. gluten-free baking powder (recipe below)

Powdered sugar (to sprinkle on top)

*All Purpose Nearly Normal Gluten-Free Flour Mix
(makes 4 cups—use remaining mix in any other recipe calling for flour)
1 cup fine white rice flour
1 cup corn starch
1 cup potato starch
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup fine corn flour
4 tsp. xanthan gum

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat butter with a mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the cup of sugar; beat until combined. Beat in the 1 cup of flour mix until crumbly and dry. Press mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 8×8 inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown, then set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the filling by combining the eggs, sugar, flour mix, baking powder, True Orange, and True Lemon and water; beat 2 minutes or until combined.
  4. Pour filling over baked crust and spread with a rubber spatula. Bake 20 minutes, or until set and lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle the powdered sugar on top after cooling and cut into bars only when completely cool.

Submitted by Jules Shepard.
This recipe doubles nicely when baked in a 9×13 pan.