Trim Healthy Mama Buttery Lemon Bars (S)


These buttery, tart bars are as crave-worthy as conventional lemon bars - but they're free of sugar and gluten (and low-carb too)! The perfect spring-inspired Trim Healthy Mama treat.
Ingredients
    Crust:
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free sweetener of choice (see Notes)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into small chunks
  • Filling:
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar-free sweetener of choice (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (juice of two lemons approximately)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line an 8" square nonstick baking pan with foil and spray the foil with coconut oil baking spray. Set aside.
  2. Using a food processor or blender, combine all crust ingredients, pulsing until a thick dough forms. Press dough evenly across bottom of prepared pan. Bake crust for 15 minutes.
  3. While crust is baking, combine filling ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until mixture thickens, approximately 5-10 minutes.
  4. Pour filling over baked crust and return to oven, baking for 20-25 minutes longer, or until filling is just firm (it may crack slightly).
  5. Cool bars completely in pan on a wire rack. Place pan in freezer for 4 hours, or until bars are just frozen. Using the foil as 'handles', cut around the edges of the bars and lift them out of the pan. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week or freezer for up to a month. Enjoy chilled.