Reader recipe GF Coconut Lemon squares
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GF Coconut Lemon squares

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 9" square pan, line with parchment paper.

By kathy.mortimer

Source: kathy.mortimer

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  • Prep time 30 min
  • Cook time 12-15 min
  • Portion size 3 doz


  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuprice flour
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupcornstarch
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsptapioca starch
  • 1 tsp 1tspxanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupshredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcold butter, cubed
  • 1 1eggeggs


  • 4 4eggeggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupssugar
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgrated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuplemon juice
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcornstarch
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking powder
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1. Prepare base: in food processor, pulse rice flour, cornstarch, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, sugar, salt and coconut. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles small peas, about 5-10 seconds. With machine running, add egg through feed tube. Process until dough just forms a ball. Spread evenly in bottom of pan. Remoisten when dough begins to stick to spatula. 2. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until set. Reduce oven temp to 325. 3. Meanwhile prepare the topping. In a bowl, using electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar coconut, lemon zest, juice, cornstarch and baking powder until blended. Pour over hot base. 4. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to the touch. Let cool completely in pan on a rack. Cut into squares.

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