Monday, April 30, 2012

Lemon Squares

I'm on vacation in Destin, Florida. Destin is like my home away from home. We've been coming here for over 15 years. It's comfortable here. Lemon squares just seemed like a florida kind of recipe to make and I have been wanting to try these for a while now. I'm thinking subbing in key lime juice can make killer Key Lime bars. I'll share those when I try that them.
It took less than an hour to make from start to finish but that includes baking time. Actual prep time is less then 10 minutes and I squeezed the lemons.
It requires refrigerator time after baking so plan ahead to give your squares time to chill completely before serving,

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Crust
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 Tbls melted coconut oil or butter
1 Tbls agave (or coconut nectar or maple syrup)
1 Tbls vanilla


  • Mix together in bowl and press into greased 8X8 glass dish.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown
  • While the crust is baking make lemon filling in blender.

Filling
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup agave (or coconut nectar or maple syrup)
3 eggs
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice


  • Place filling ingredients in blender and blend for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Pour filling over the crust when you remove it from the oven.
  • Place it back in the oven and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Let cool for 30 minutes before placing in the refrigerator to chill at least 2 hours.

Want to know how they tasted? Tart, Lemon tart. Isn't that how lemon squares are supposed to taste? I LOVED them. Everyone here LOVED them. They disappeared fast. Even our gluten eating friends gobbled them down and asked for seconds. I will be making this recipe again very soon....probably this week,
I hope you can try this "taste of Florida" recipe soon. Let me know what you think.
ENJOY!!!

2 comments:

Sherry said...

I made these and 8 of us enjoyed them very much! They are easy to make and I will make them again!

Linda Collier said...

This is one of my favorite recipes! I am going to make them Key Lime the next time.

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