Lemon Bars

Are you looking for a delicious dessert crowd-pleaser that even your non-keto family and friends will love? Whip up a batch of these delightfully rich and tart lemon bars! They are the perfect ketogenic dessert to bring to all your summer parties!
Note: This recipe has been updated based on the feedback in the reviews. The amount of Swerve or erythrotol has beed reduced significanly. So, you may not want to make adjustments based on earlier reviews.
Serves 8 One Serving: 1 bar

Ingredients List

For the crust

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Swerve
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the filling

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Swerve
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Melt "crust" butter in the microwave or a small saucepan. Add the almond flour, sweetener, and vanilla to the melted butter. Stir until fully mixed. Press the dough evenly along the bottom of a parchment lined  8 x 8 inch square pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove and cool while you make the filling
  • Melt "filling" butter in a small saucepan on low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in sweetener, lemon juice, and lemon zest until dissolved. Whisk in the egg yolks one at a time and return to the stove over medium heat for 1-2 minutes stirring continuously. Whisk in the xanthan gum until smooth.
  • Pour the filling over the pre-baked crust and spread out evenly in the pan. Bake the bars at 350°F for 15-20 minutes. Remove and cool.
  • Optional: Sprinkle some confectioners Swerve over the top and drizzle with a white chocolate ChocZero dipping cup!

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5 reviews

  1. 4 stars
    Very catchy flavour but overly sweet. I also added a double dose xanthan gum and 1tbsp baking tartar

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delish, I have reduced the sweetener in the crust and in the filling to 3/4,but still too sweet. Next time I’ll do half.

  3. 5 stars
    Everyone is correct- you don’t need the full amount of sweetener, or this can be cloyingly sweet, but the recipe is SO GOOD I still gave it 5 stars.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this…so, so good! I reduced the crust sweetener to 3/4 c Switch, and the filling sweetener to 1/2 c Switch. Still tasted too sweet for my taste, but the flavor was delicious! This was a test run and I’ll definitely be making this again! Might reduce the Switch to 1/2 c for crust and 1/3 for filling for next time. Fabulous recipe!! <3

  5. 5 stars
    I made this recipe yesterday and it is absolutely delicious. My wife just told me they are just as good as regular full sugar lemon bars. I agree. Make these and I don’t think you will be disappointed. Rich and creamy with no aftertaste like some artificial sweeteners leave.


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