Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lemon Bars

I found this recipe on the web and wanted to veganize it. These had a delicious tart lemon flavor. I didn't sprinkle the powdered sugar over them as a topping as they suggest. I also forgot to take a pic when I cut them. But, these are delicious and I'll definitely be making them again. You can find this recipe and many more over at the Virtual Vegan Pot Luck.
For the crust:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Earth Balance margarine (vegan), softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

For the filling:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 flaxseed eggs (1 flaxseed egg is 1 Tablespoon flaxmeal mixed with 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • Additional powdered sugar for topping, if desired

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, Earth Balance and powdered sugar until well combined. 

Press into an ungreased 8x8x2-in. or 9x9x2-in. baking pan, building up the edges about half an inch.

Bake the crust for 20 minutes.

Beat the filling ingredients with an electric mixer on HIGH speed for about 3 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy. Pour the mixture over the hot crust.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until no indentation remains when the center is lightly touched. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Cut into 1½-2-in. bars.


  1. Love lemon bars - such a classic! Thanks for sharing the recipe at the weekly Potluck!

    1. Thanks for the comment Annie and thank you for hosting the Potluck each week.

  2. I love lemon bars! I haven't had them since my mom used to make them when I was little- I might need to whip up a batch!

    1. Jamie, You should make yourself some, you know you deserve it!!! Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

  3. Love lemon, these would be great for an upcoming BBQ!

    1. Lori,
      A BBQ would be a wonderful time to serve this tart, sweet gems. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for dropping by my kitchen.