Well, I may be stretching that a little…in my world, Chocolate Rules! However, during this “Hallmark Holiday” weekend, you may find yourself overwhelmed by all the cocoa. Here is something to cleanse the palate…so you can keep on eating all those bon-bons! This recipe comes to us from our great cooks at Authentic Foods. Give a Lemon a Chance!



Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars




Lemon Bar Crust
 1 ¾ cup Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour
½ cup sifted powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter


Lemon Bar Filling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
3 tablespoons Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (lemon zest)
¾ cup lemon juice
¼ cup half-and-half or light cream



Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Set aside.

 Lemon Bar Crust
In a large bowl, mix 1 3/4 cups Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour, the powdered sugar, and salt. Blend in the butter until the mixture has a coarse crumb consistency. Press the mixture into the baking pan and bake in the oven for 17-20 minutes until the crust is just slightly golden.

Lemon Bar Filling
While the crust is cooking, make the lemon bar filling. Beat the eggs. Mix in the lemon juice and half-and-half. In another bowl, combine the Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour, sugar and lemon peel. Slowly beat this mixture into the eggs until the lemon bar filling is even throughout. Pour the filling over the hot crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the lemon bar filling is set. Cool for about 20 minutes. Then place in the refrigerator for an hour or more for the lemon bar crust to harden. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top then cut into bars.