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Lemon Cream Bars

  • Author: Sarah Criddle

Description

A tart but sweet Lemon Cream Bar recipe that is perfect for any party or event!


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Ingredients

Crust

  • 3/4 cup of room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. of THM Sweet Blend (or 2 tbsp. Truvia or your favorite sweetener)
  • 2 tbsp. of lemon juice

Filling

  • 18oz package of cream cheese or 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 4 eggs plus 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp. THM Sweet Blend (or 6 tbsp. Truvia or your favorite sweetener)
  • 4 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon zest
  • Lemon Cream Sauce: (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. of Swerve
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • (you could also replace the cream with straight juice and make more of a glaze)
  • Double this if you want a thicker coating.

Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients together well.
  2. Line a 9X13 baking dish with foil and grease well with butter.
  3. Press crust batter into the baking dish with greased plastic wrap.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 375 degrees until a golden crust appears.
  5. While this bakes mix the filling ingredients together.
  6. Take the crust out and pour the filling into the crust and put back into the over to bake
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
  8. Allow to cool completely before placing into the refrigerator.
  9. Cool for an hour in the refrigerator before removing from the pan by holding each side of the foil and gently lifting out of the baking dish.
  10. Cut into bars or squares as desired.
  11. *Optional- add the cream sauce to the top and enjoy!!

Notes

  • Be sure and place into the fridge to get cold. It helps the crust to stay firm! 🙂
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