Healthy Blueberry Lemon Bars with Almond Meal Crust stacked on a white plate
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Blueberry Lemon Bars {Gluten Free + Grain Free + Easy Paleo Modification}

Lemon lovers need to try these Healthy Blueberry Lemon Bars! They come with an easy almond flour crust and are topped with homemade organic lemon curd with little sweet bursts of blueberries in every bite! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour crust, blueberry and lemon, blueberry desserts, gluten-free baking, Grain-free baking, healthy desserts, homemade lemon curd, lemon bars
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 14 bars
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries fresh

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons tapioca or arrowroot starch
  • 2 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Lemon Curd:

  • 6 lemons zested
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar you can also use honey to make it paleo
  • 6 large eggs
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into cubes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 175C degrees.

For the crust:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond meal, starch, coconut sugar, and sea salt. Stir in coconut oil and maple syrup. Stir to combine well. Chill dough for 15 minutes.

  2. In a greased pie dish or baking dish (I used a 13x9 baking dish), use your hands to press dough mixture in one even layer. Bake for 20 minutes until center is dry to the touch and edges are browned. Set aside.

For the lemon curd:

  1. Before juicing the lemons, zest 3 of them and add to a mixing bowl and set a sieve on top. Set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan, whisk together lemon juice, sugar, and eggs. Simmer over low heat, adding cubed butter, and stir often as butter melts. Continue cooking over low heat, stirring often, for about 5-6 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

  3.  Remove immediately from heat, then pour over a sieve, using a silicone spatula to press mixture through. Then stir together curd together and set aside.

  4. Lower heat to 325F degrees. Add lemon curd to baking dish, then arrange blueberries on top and press them delicately into the lemon curd. 

  5. Bake bars for 10 minutes or until lemon curd is just set and still has movement when you shake the pan slightly. Let cool completely, then chill for 2 hours before cutting and serving.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Lemon Bars {Gluten Free + Grain Free + Easy Paleo Modification}
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Potassium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 12.2%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.