At a Glance

Prep
15 mins. to 25 mins.
Bake
32 mins. to 40 mins.
Total
2 hrs 17 mins. to 4 hrs 35 mins.
Yield
16 squares
These tangy/sweet squares offer the perfect balance between a slightly nutty, buttery shortbread crust, and bright lemony filling.
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Crust

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, diced

Filling

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free cornstarch
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8" square pan or 9" round pan.
  2. To make the crust: Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl, whisking to blend. Add the cold butter, working it in with your fingers or a pastry blender until the mixture is evenly combined and crumbly.
  3. Dump the mixture into the prepared pan, shake to distribute, and press the crust into the bottom and about 1/2" up the sides of the pan.
  4. Bake the crust until it's light golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. While the crust is baking, whisk together the filling ingredients.
  6. Remove the crust from the oven, and pour the filling over the hot crust. Return the squares to the oven and bake them for 14 to 18 minutes, until the filling appears set.
  7. Remove the squares from the oven, and allow them to cool in the pan before cutting into 2" pieces. Cover the squares, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. Yield: 16 squares.