If you enjoy bright citrus flavors these Lemon Custard Squares are perfect for you. They have a creamy custard that has the perfect balance of sweet and sour with a butter cookie like crust. So delicious!
Easy and Delicious Low Carb and Keto Lemon Custard Squares!
My Lemon Custard Squares are so simple and delicious that you won’t believe how easy they are. They have a deliciously sweet and tart filling over a buttery cookie crust. They will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more.
As many of you know, a few weeks back I started on my hunt for easy snacks and desserts. By that, I mean recipes that are not overly complicated or time-consuming. You know what I mean, they had to be easy to make for this busy mom.
Along with those two criteria, I needed them to be amazing enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. After all, a quick and easy recipe is nothing special unless it is also super tasty, right?
So far in my simple snack recipe series, aka hunt for yumminess, I have added two recipes to my blog. So today I am pleased to introduce you to my third recipe, Lemon Custard Squares.
I am so excited to share them with you guys. I have absolutely fallen in love with these and I think I need them on a daily basis. If only I had a lemon tree at my disposal…ahh…heaven!
They are a great low-carb and gluten-free dessert and thankfully they are some of the easier lemon squares I have ever made.
How Do You Make Low Carb Lemon Custard Squares?
These Lemon Custard Squares were by my Chocolate Walnut Bars. You might have seen those, they were the first recipe in this new easy snack kick I am writing about.
Those bars are amazing and they remind me of a rich and velvety chocolate pie but only so much easier to make! When those bars turned out so well and some of you guys started letting me how much you liked them I knew that I needed to expand on the flavors of these easy cookie bars or square type desserts.
After all, I know that there are some people who are not as crazy about chocolate as I am. No, I simply can’t imagine that, but it is true!
Even though chocolate is one of my “love languages”, I do like to branch out from time to time and enjoy fruity flavors so I am super excited to offer these Lemon Custard Bars as an alternative to my chocolate version. They are just as good and a nice break from chocolate from time to time. Did I just admit that?
To Make These Custard Bars You’ll Need:
Your Favorite Erythritol Sweetener
Your Favorite Low Carb Baking Mix
With just these few ingredients you will have the workings of a lovely dessert. If you love lemon then these bars are the place to be! The best part is they really couldn’t be simpler! Even if you aren’t the best of bakers this recipe will turn out great! Trust me,
So the next time you are craving some sweet and you don’t feel like making anything complicated you should totally give these Lemon Custard Squares a try.
There are only a few steps to making these heavenly squares and like many of my recipes, the hardest part is waiting for them to chill.
But oh are these so worth the wait, that perfect pucker with all the right sweetness! I promise you no matter your baking skills these bars will come together so simply and they will have your taste buds doing the happy dance!
The Lemon Squares are the perfect dessert with your low carb meals or if you follow THM they are a great “S” meal snack. They are low carb and gluten-free but you will feel like you are totally cheating with these little squares.
It was so hard for me to stop at one…or was it two?
Deliciously sweet and tart lemon custard baked on top of a tender and buttery cookie crust.
For the Crust
- 1 cup of Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend*
- 7 tablespoon of softened butter
- 1/4 cup of Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet (or 1/3 cup Erythritol Blend of choice)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
For the Lemon Filling
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice
- 1/3 cup of THM Super Sweet (or 1/2 cup Erythritol Blend of choice)
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon of powered sweetener of choice for dusting (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and spray the paper with cooking spray. Set the pan aside and prepare the cookie base.
- Add the dry ingredients for the cookie base to your mixing bowl and add the softened butter and lemon juice then mix until the mixture comes together into coarse crumbs and stays together when pinched between fingers.
- Next press the cookie mixture into the bottom of your paper-lined pan. Make sure you spread the mixture evenly and press it into the pan well.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
As the base is baking add the lemon juice, sweetener, butter, lemon zest to a saucepan over low heat. Cook the mixture whisking frequently. Do not boil.
- Remove the lemon mixture from the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
- Crack 3 eggs into a bowl and beat before slowly pouring in the lemon mixture while whisking the whole time until all the lemon mixture is combined.
- Remove the cookie base from the oven after it is baked and pour the lemon mixture over the base. Spread the mixture out as evenly as possible.
- Return to the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or just until the lemon custard is set.
- Cool the Lemon Cookie Bars on a wire rack completely then place them in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour. The longer these Lemon Custard Squares chill the better they get!
- Once chilled remove the bars from the baking pan and dust with the powdered sweetener if desired.
- Cut the Lemon Custard Squares into 15 squares and serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Crust Modifications: If you do not have the THM Baking Blend you can use a combination of 3/4 cup almond flour and 1/4 cup oat fiber for the crust. Depending on the absorbency of the brand of oat fiber you use you may need a bit more butter to bring the crust together. Note: the nutrion
Amount Per ServingCalories 95Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 60mgSodium 90mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 1g
I am not a nutritionist. If you have strict dietary needs I always recommend using an online nutrition calculator to calculate your totals using your exact brands you're using in this recipe as values may vary per brand.
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!