Lemon and Almond Bars

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 3 hours
  • 6 servings

With a small hint of lemon and delicious almond crumbles, these almond lemon bars are a great idea for a healthy dessert. They are sugar and gluten-free so they can be served even when you have to limit your possibilities to certain ingredients. Try and enjoy!

Ingredients Needed for Lemon and Almond Bars

    For the dough:

    2 cups of almond flour
    1 ounce butter, melted
    ¼ cup glucose syrup
    lemon zest

    For the lemon cream:

    1 tablespoon gelatin, powder
    2 teaspoons of butter
    ½ cup lemon juice
    lemon zest
    6 egg yolks
    ½ teaspoon xanthan gum

How to Make Lemon and Almond Bars

  1. Add the almond flour in a large bowl. Add the melted butter, glucose syrup, and lemon zest. Mix everything using a tablespoon until the mixture has the aspect of crumbs.
  2. Line a 10 X 10 inches glass baking dish with parchment paper and evenly spread the mixture inside it. Refrigerate it for the next 2 hours.
  3. Mix the gelatin in a small bowl with 1-2 tablespoons of water. Leave it aside.
  4. Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F/160 degrees C.
  5. Next, heat a saucepan over medium heat, add the butter in it and melt it. Reduce the heat. Add 1/2 cup of water, lemon juice, lemon zest, and egg yolks while whisking. Whisk for 30 seconds more.
  6. Pass the liquid mixture through a strainer, and mix the obtained liquid with gelatin and xanthan gum.
  7. Pour the liquid mixture over the almond mixture and spread it evenly.
  8. Slide the tray into the oven and bake the cake for 15 more minutes.

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