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Keto lemon bars are a low-carb, low-sugar treat for anybody

April 5th, 2021

Joe Duff, also known as The Diet Chef, has been creating low-carb keto recipes for over 15 years. As a self-admitted sweet-tooth, Joe had to get around the sugar content of his favorite desserts. He originally started making low-carb recipes to help himself lose weight but he decided to share these recipes with the entire low-carb keto community.

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Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube Source: Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube

His recipes were featured in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Delish, and Buzzfeed, while his YouTube channel Joe Duff – The Diet Chef has over 400,000 subscribers. His recipes are also featured in his cookbook, The Ultimate Low Carb Keto Cookbook.

His take on the lemon bar might be the same as other recipes, but this tangy dessert only packs around 3 net carbs!

It’s a good way to satisfy the sweet tooth but without all the guilt that comes with it.

Ingredients

  • Salted Butter
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs
  • Lemons
  • Blanched Almond Flour
  • Confectioners Swerve

The Recipe

Lemon squares are made of two layers, the chewy crusty bottom and the sweet, tangy, zesty fudge on top. While these are two different parts, these simples steps can help you do these at the same time.

Crust

1. Melt three tablespoons (42g) of butter in the microwave for 20 seconds.

2. Add an egg yolk and add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, then whisk until they combine.

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Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube Source: Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube

3. Add just less than a cup (100g) of almond flour and three tablespoons of confectionaries swerve.

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Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube Source: Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube

4. Using a spatula, mix your ingredients together until crumbly.

5. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper then coat the surface with baking spray. Add the crust mixture.

6. Press the crust evenly on the bottom of the dish.

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Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube Source: Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube

7. Pop it in the oven to par-cook the crust for around 10 minutes at 350°F.

Filling

1. Combine the eggs and the juice of three medium-sized lemons.

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Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube Source: Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube

2. Using a mircoplane, grate the lemon zest and add it into the mixture.

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Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube Source: Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube

3. Whisk the ingredients together then add 2/3 cups of confectioners swerve and less than a cup (105g) of almond flour.

4. Using a spatula, mix the ingredients together until you make a thick wet batter.

Lemon Squares

1. Once the crust finishes par-cooking, take it out of the oven to let it cool down for a few minutes.

2. Add the batter over the crust then bake it for another 25 minutes.

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Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube Source: Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube

3. Once the golden crispy edges are just starting to pull away from the paper, you can take the lemon square out of the oven to let it cool down.

4. Chill the lemon square in the fridge for at least an hour.

5. After chilling, dust some confectioners swerve over the squares. You can use a metal sifter to evenly dust the surface.

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Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube Source: Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube

6. Cut the lemon squares into 9 servings.

It’s delicious, it’s easy, it’s guilt-free. These lemon squares will definitely become the talk of the party because of the taste and the net carbs.

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Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube Source: Joe Duff - The Diet Chef via YouTube

Watching Joe’s video below, and surprise your friends with a treat that goes easy on the waist.

SHARE this with your friends and family so they could give it a try.

Source: Joe Duff – The Diet Chef via YouTube, The Diet Chefs, Gumroad, Joe Duff via Instagram

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