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Raspberry Lemon Bars Recipe

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Raspberry Lemon Bars

Enjoy the mix of tangy lemon and juicy raspberries in these Raspberry Lemon Bars. The buttery lemon shortbread base, with its hint of lemon zest, offers a perfect mix of crunch and softness. They are gluten-free and don’t have eggs, making them perfect for a quick, tasty dessert.

The dessert is made in one bowl and filled with a raspberry jam that’s full of fresh, tart raspberries. This combo of buttery shortbread and fresh raspberries makes each bite light yet satisfying. These bars are great for anyone who loves citrus or needs a fast-to-make treat. They’re a hit for any get-together.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

To make amazing Raspberry Lemon Bars, start with the best ingredients. Include gluten-free flour blends, xanthan gum if your flour mix doesn’t have it, unsalted butter, and the skin of organic unwaxed lemons. This mix gives the bars their soft, yummy texture.

If you or your friends can’t have gluten, don’t worry. This recipe uses special flour blends so your pastries won’t be dry. Make sure to rub the sugar together with lemon skin. It adds a special smell to your treats.

For those avoiding dairy, try a vegan butter. It makes your bars creamy without milk. You can also add some vanilla for extra flavor.

For the best taste, go with fresh raspberries. They keep your dessert from getting too wet. The choice between fresh or frozen raspberries can really change how your bars turn out.

  • Gluten-free flour blends
  • Dairy-free butter alternatives
  • Fresh vs frozen raspberries
  • Organic unwaxed lemons

Be sure to follow these ingredient tips for a tasty, inclusive dessert. Happy baking!


Making Raspberry Lemon Bars is as fun as eating them. Begin by warming your oven to 350°F. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper for easy clean-up.

Mix the zest from two lemons with one cup of sugar. This makes the sugar taste like lemon, adding to the bars’ yumminess. Add this lemon-sugar mix to a cup of soft butter and vanilla essence. Then, mix in two cups of flour and xanthan gum to form your dough.

Put most of the dough in the pan and spread it out. Next, add a layer of raspberry jam, then some fresh raspberries. Top it with the rest of the dough to make a crust. Make sure it’s nicely spread out.

Bake it for 40-45 minutes or until golden. After cooling, you can sprinkle them with powdered sugar. These bars are also great with a bit of vanilla ice cream; they’ll be a hit every time.

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