• RMcD

    posted on January 25, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    These looked good, they have a lot of sugar and starches, though.

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  • Christine

    posted on January 25, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I was super excited about seeing a “sugar free” lemon-square recipe and was really disappointed to see this one loaded with sugar :(

    Is this a mistake by chance and is there a link to an alternate recipe?

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  • Amy Afdahl

    posted on January 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I have this baking as I type. I used only honey and seem to be having good luck. I used about 2Tbsp of honey for the crust, and maybe a 1/4C of honey for the filling. Yes, I tasted the filling before cooking and it was amazing. I think this recipe is a great guide, don’t be discouraged because of the ingredients listed. You have to be willing to adapt recipe to work for your needs. Baking is a joy and I love to have these wonderful guides to use.

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    Amy Afdahl Reply:

    Well they are out of the oven, and the results are fabulous. YAY!

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  • Angela

    posted on February 6, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Sugar free yet contains at LEAST 1.25 cups of sugar???? Really?

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    toni Reply:

    I am looking for sugar free and gluten freee at the same time. The first recipe I see for lemon bars has suger??? What to do??

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    Colleen Reply:

    Unsweetened applesauce…….stevia……

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  • Cynthia Stark

    posted on March 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    1 cup powdered sugar is most certainly not sugar free!

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    June Reply:

    I agree – I would never use powdered sugar in any of my ‘sugar-free’ items!

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  • Miachel | spiced curiosity

    posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Sounds like a delicious book. And I have a soft spot for lemon bars! My mom used to make them all the time when I was growing up.

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  • sue

    posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    So this is my first visit to your site and I have to say, if you think powdered sugar will not jack up a diabetic’s glucose you are sorely mistaken.

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    Amy Reply:

    @sue, Hello Sue, I didn’t state anywhere that this was a diabetic site or that I recommend that diabetics eat my food. This is a recipe from my good friend and gluten-free hero Carol Fenster. She is an amazing woman who is largely responsible for helping bring gluten-free to the forefront. I reprinted her recipe as she wrote it for this book review.

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    sue Reply:

    Sorry amy, my type 1 diabetic husband just got diagnosed with celiac. I googled sugar and gf and your site came up and I was so excited to see sf/gf in one site that I clicked the link and saw sugar right off the bat. I guess my disappointment made me snarky. I apologize. I’m kind of overwhelmed trying to figure out all the different ingredients. Texture is so important in treats, itcan make or break the recipe. got any suggestions for a beginner gf/sf baker?

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  • Lindsey

    posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Ladies….sure her site says “sugar free” but the title of this recipe doesn’t; it says gluten free. Instead of berating the poor girl….substitute baking Stevia for the sugar and enjoy the yumminess ;-)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Lindsey, Thanks, Lindsey! Carol Fenster is one of my gluten-free heros, and one of the examples of how women should support each other. She is incredible.

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  • Katie

    posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Just tried this recipe, absolutely terrible. End result nothing like the photo and a real disappointing GF recipe.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Katie, I’m so sorry this didn’t work for you! Did you change any ingredients?

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  • Melissa

    posted on April 19, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    This recipe turned out terrible. Not anything against you or your amazing site, but just a forewarning to fellow bakers. The filling was stiff and cake-like and the crust fell apart. Now I have to remake them with a different recipe. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. Thanks anyway for your other delicious recipes!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Melissa, I’m so sorry that this didn’t work for you. Sometimes I still have kitchen fails. Thanks for sharing and being so sweet about it!

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  • angela

    posted on April 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    And the negative feedback on this recipe continues yet the recipe remains… Makes me wonder if the owner of this site has just gone AWOL or ate too many sugary lemon bars.

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    Amy Reply:

    @angela, Hi Angela, So sorry that you’re upset. If you’re a regular reader of my blog you know that I recently had another child and now have two kids two and under. I made the decision to cut back on blogging and focus on family.

    As for your dissatisfaction with Carol’s recipe, as I stated in the post Carol is one of the people responsible for bringing gluten-free to the forefront of our society. She is an amazing, powerful, strong woman and a genius in the kitchen. I have no problem sharing her recipe in a book review of hers in the original form. I feel that’s the best way to honor and support her. If you’d like to play around with the recipe and make it work for your personal diet, please do.

    My blog readers are largely loving, respectful, and supportive of each other. I’d like to continue to foster this type of community even if I can’t be here as regularly as I’d like. If this is in line with your values and who you’d like to be please feel free to come back and be part of this community as often as you’d like.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Amy

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  • Meghan

    posted on May 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, so many harsh comments about it being full of sugar. Really people, how hard is it to substitute? I did. I went with xylitol and stevia. It came out perfectly fine AND I doubled the recipe. My guy hates lemon, so I went for key lime instead…again, worked great. It’s not too hard to take this recipe and make it low carb and diabetic. I happen to be off sugar and a celiac, this site is a blessing.

    Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  • Irene

    posted on June 14, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Just made these, they’re cooling right now, but the filling came out cakey rather than creamy :/

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  • Dohn

    posted on June 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Go on ther internet and seek out forks and knives a video that is fact based study on healthy diet. We are what we eat.

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  • personal computer

    posted on July 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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  • Amanda

    posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Oh these sound delicious. I was just wondering what to bring to my mother in laws for the holiday and she loves lemon! These will be perfect!

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