Low Carb Lemon Bar Recipe – Keto & Gluten Free

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Low Carb Lemon Bar Recipe – Keto & Gluten Free

35 minutes
Calories 370kcal


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar substitute (granulated, I used Swerve)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (granulated, I used Swerve)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute (granulated, I used Swerve)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon zest
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (granulated, I used Swerve)


  • For the crust: Melt the butter in the microwave or a small saucepan.
  • Add the almond flour, sweetener, and lemon zest, stirring until fully combined.
  • Press the dough evenly along the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of an 8 x 8 inch square pan.
  • For best results line the pan with parchment paper or foil first, then you can simply lift out the completed lemon bars.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and cool while you make the filling.
  • For the filling: Melt the butter in a small saucepan on low heat.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in sweetener, lemon juice, and lemon zest until dissolved.
  • Whisk in the egg yolks and return to the stove over low heat.
  • Whisk continually until the curd starts to thicken.
  • Remove from the heat and strain into a small bowl.
  • Whisk in the the xanthan gum and gelatin until dissolved and smooth.
  • Pour the filling over the pre-baked crust and spread out evenly to the edges of the pan.
  • Bake the bars at 350 degrees (F) for 15 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
  • Cut into sixteen 2 x 2 squares.
  • NOTES To see a list of my favorite low carb products and brands that I recommend for sweeteners, flours, etc.
  • you can check out the IBIH Pantry Ingredients Page!


Calories: 370kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:15:13.

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