Lemon Bars

Dairy-Free Lemon Bars. © 2009 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    70 min

Easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser, these dairy-free lemon bars are one recipe you'll make again and again for your lactose-free loved ones.

What You'll Need

  • For the Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 6 T. dairy-free soy margarine softened
  • For the Lemon Filling:
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cups lemon juice
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 T. fresh lemon zest
  • 1 t. baking powder

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" baking pan and set aside.
  2. Prepare the crust. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the flour and confectioners' sugar until combined. Using a food processor or pastry cutter, cut in the soy margarine until the mixture is crumbly. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan with your fingers until all the mixture is used and the entire dish is covered. Baked for 15 minutes, or until the crust is lightly golden.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon juice, and white granulated sugar until well combined. In another medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar, flour, zest and baking powder until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the eggs and lemon juice, mixing until combined. Pour the mixture into the hot crust and bake for another 25-30 minutes, or until the bars are set and develop a lightly golden skin on their surface. Allow to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before cutting into bars.

**This recipe is suitable for dairy-free and lactose-free diets, but as with any recipe intended for persons with allergies or dietary restrictions, make sure to read all nutritional labels carefully to make sure that there are no hidden dairy-derived ingredients (or other allergens, if these apply to you).