THE VEGAN COOKBOOK SERIES – LEMON BARS

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Recipe adapted slightly from Nora Cooks website

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How To Make Vegan Gluten-Free Lemon Bars

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust

Lemon Filling

  • 3/4 cup lemon juice about 4 large lemon
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Zest
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups oat milk
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric

For Serving

  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 by 8 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving a little overhang for easy removal.

Making the crust

  • In a medium bowl, add and mix together the melted vegan butter, sugar and salt. Add the flour and stir until combined. The dough will be thick. Press into pan, evenly and firmly. Bake for 16-18 minutes until the edges are very lightly browned. Set aside.

Make the filling

  • In a medium saucepan, add the lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, oat milk, cornstarch and turmeric for color. Whisk well to dissolve the cornstarch. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens.
  • Spread the filling over the crust evenly. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Transfer to the refrigerator for an additional 1-2 hours, or overnight, until set.
  • Lift the bars out of the pan with the parchment paper, dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares.
  • Leftover bars will keep for up to 1 week in a covered container in the refrigerator. They freeze well, too.
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