Paleo Lemon Bars [VIDEO]

Lemon Bars {Paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Lemon bars are one of my staple Summer desserts and I can’t wait for you to try this paleo version! The perfect balance of tart lemon, buttery crust, and just the right amount of sweetness.

Paleo Lemon Bars | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

It took us a few tries to perfect this recipe, but man was it WORTH IT! These lemon bars are bursting with lemon goodness and the crust compliments the lemon curd so perfectly. No one will be able to tell these are grain and gluten-free! They will be the hit of your summer BBQs!

Paleo Lemon Bars | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This lemon curd would be an amazing filling inside of a cupcake!  Perfect for the Classic Vanilla Cupcakes in my cookbook!

Paleo Lemon Bars | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Paleo Lemon Bars | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Paleo Lemon Bars | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Lemon Bars

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-08-18T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 40 minutes 2017-08-18T00:40:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings



Lemon Curd

  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup beet sugar OR maple sugar
  • Zest from 4 lemons
  • 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees °F.
  2. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Combine all crust ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix well. Press evenly into the baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crust is lightly brown.
  4. While curst bakes, make the lemon curd.
  5. Place lemon curd ingredients, except for the butter, in a small saucepan.
  6. Over low heat, whisk the lemon curd until it becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and take off heat. This process should take around 8-10 minutes.
  7. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the lemon curd into a medium mixing bowl. Add in the butter and stir well until melted.
  8. Pour lemon curd over the crust. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Set aside, let cool completely, cover, and store in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to set.
  9. Top with powdered sugar, slice, and devour!

Recipe Notes

*Store in the refrigerator.

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6 comments on “Paleo Lemon Bars [VIDEO]

  • This recipe looks amazing and can’t wait to try it! Perfect for summer! Have you tried using ghee in the curd instead of butter? Wondering how it would turn out, for a dairy-free approach.

  • A blitzed coconut sugar be ok? when it needs to disolve like this i usually blitz in thermo until i have an icing sugar consistancy. Would this work???? Thanks. they look yummo!


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