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Gluten Free Lemon Shortbread Bars

  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These easy gluten free lemon shortbread bars use tart lemon curd and a buttery shortbread crust. They are a simple take on classic lemon bars. These homemade bars use common ingredients and make a rich treat! 


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1 cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup Confectioners' Sugar
2 cups Gluten Free Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter or coconut oil. Set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix just until the ingredients are combined. Don't over mix your ingredients!

Pour the dough into your 9x13 baking dish and press into an even layer on the bottom of the pan. Use a fork to pierce the dough lightly all over. You don't need to pierce all the way through.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until the shortbread is golden brown.

Let the crust cool completely before you top it with the Gluten Free Lemon Curd.


You could sprinkle confectioners' sugar over the bars, but I think the crust is sweet enough and I like to keep the lemon curd tart.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free

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