There is just something so refreshing about a citrus treat! Lemon and lime are cool summer flavors and these bars combine the two to make the perfect summer dessert! This is an excellent sweet to fix for the family or to share at a picnic or cook out. The fact that this recipe is gluten free makes them even better! Try these Gluten Free Lemon Lime Bars today and be sure to check out our 17 Easy Gluten Free Breakfasts.
Why I love these gluten free lemon bars
- Addition of lime really take these to another level
- Crisp cookie crust is great on it's own, better with lemon filling
- You can still enjoy lemon bars while on a gluten free diet.
• almond flour
• powdered sugar
• cold butter, cut up
• white sugar
• half and half
• lemon zest
• lime zest
• lime juice
• lemon juice
• green food coloring *optional
• additional lemon and lime zest for topping
How to make this gluten free lemon bar recipe
Gather your ingredients and create this gluten free goodness!
Start the process by preheating the oven to 350°.
Next, combine the flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
Cut in butter until it is nice and crumbly. A pastry cutter like this make things easy.
Press dough firmly into the parchment lined pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
While that is baking, whisk eggs, sugar, half and half, and flour.
Divide that mixture into 2 bowls.
Add lemon zest and lemon juice into one bowl and lime juice and food coloring into the other. This zester makes it simple.
Pour the bright lemon mixture over the hot crust. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.
Remove and then carefully pour the vibrant lime mixture over the lemon layer and bake 10-12 minutes or until set.
Cool completely on a wire rack then use the parchment paper to lift from the pan - it’s so easy! Cut into bars.
Sift the powdered sugar over the top and sprinkle the remaining lemon and lime zest.
Store in the refrigerator.
Enjoy this tart, sweet treat!
Gluten Free Lemon Lime Bars
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup cold butter cut up
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- ⅓ cup half and half
- 3 tablespoon flour
- 2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 drop green food color *optional
- additional lemon and lime zest for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line pan with parchment paper.
- Combine 2 cups almond flour, 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
- Cut in butter until it is crumbly.
- Press dough firmly into parchment lined pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Whisk eggs, sugar, half and half, and 3 tablespoon almond flour.
- Divide into 2 bowls.
- Add 1 teaspoon lemon zest and lemon juice into one bowl and lime juice and food coloring into the other.
- Pour lemon mixture over hot crust. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.
- Carefully pour lime mixture over lemon and bake 10-12 minutes or until set.
- Cool completely on wire rack.
- Use parchment paper to lift from pan. Cut into bars.
- Sift powdered sugar over top and sprinkle remaining lemon and lime zest.
- Store in the refrigerator.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can, but if at all possible try and use fresh lemons and limes as it adds something to the bars.
You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Unfortunately they do not freeze well, but that is just more excuse to eat them right away!