Vegan Lemon Squares

February 12, 2010 by Keri

Since we had company all week, I haven’t been as adventurous with my recipe creations, sticking to my stand-by favorites such as veggie stew, pasta, pizza, and fried rice.  Instead, I’ve made “fun desserts” to finish off the meals.  I actually have made these vegan lemon squares once before in my preblogging days, but with a cheesecake layer.

These squares are so good; they will disappear from the tray with lightning-fast speed!  I got the recipe here, from, which is always my favorite place to browse for new treat recipes.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have lemons, but used organic lemon juice in their place.  If you want to make them cheesecake-style, just mix a tub of vegan cream cheese with about 1/4 cup powdered sugar and spread over the baked and cooled crust prior to adding the gooey lemon mixture.  Both ways are super yummy!

Vegan Cookie Recipes



  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons egg replacer, beaten with 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup organic lemon juice


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together crust ingredients until crumbly and press into 8 x 8 pan.  Bake for 15 minutes.  While crust is baking, beat egg replacer until foamy.  Mix together filling ingredients in a medium bowl, adding in the egg replacer.  Pour filling over crust and return to oven for 25 minutes or until set.  Cool, or chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.  Sift powdered sugar over top.  Enjoy!

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  1. Lemon bars are my Achilles heel for sure! These sound really great.

  2. Keri says:

    I love them too- I remember my mom making them when I was a kid and I couldn’t wait for them to chill!

  3. Chris says:

    I am not a vegan in any way, but I recently tried these lemon bars and they are excellent. Probably the best lemon bars I have ever had.

  4. Keri says:

    Just probably?! Just kidding- thank you! 😀

  5. Woz says:

    Oh I’m going to get sooooo sick on these. I love it!

    • Keri says:

      My dad, who is so not vegan, ate a pan of these while he was staying with us. And then bought me two giant bottles of organic lemon juice from Costco and said “I’m expecting a lot more of those lemon bars.” 😀