Gluten-Free Lemon Squares

Gluten-Free Lemon Squares

Sweet, tart and smooth...lemon bars remain a crowd-pleasing favorite for lunchbox treats or for a cookie tray.

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1 1/2
cups Betty Crocker™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend
cup granulated sugar
teaspoon xanthan gum
cup cold butter, cut into pieces
to 2 tablespoons water
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
tablespoons grated lemon peel
cup fresh lemon juice
eggs, lightly beaten
cup Betty Crocker™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend
Powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 9-inch square pan.
  2. For Crust, in medium bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups flour blend, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the xanthan gum. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, tossing with fork, until crumbly. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or just until set.
  3. For Filling, in medium bowl, stir together all ingredients except powdered sugar with whisk until blended. Pour over hot crust.
  4. Bake 23 to 28 minutes longer or until filling no longer jiggles when pan is moved. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 2 hours. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining lemon squares.
Makes 16 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Cooking Gluten Free?
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
For perfectly cut squares, line pan with aluminum foil before pressing crust into pan. After baking, refrigerate bars several hours before cutting. Then, lift bars from pan using aluminum foil and place on cutting board. Slice with a long sharp knife, cleaning it with a damp cloth between each slice.
This recipe was created for our new Betty Crocker® Gluten-Free Rice Flour Blend available in grocery stores in late July. Until then, feel free to try this recipe using any gluten-free all-purpose rice flour blend found in larger supermarkets and co-ops.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 70mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 25g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.