Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Lemon Shortbread Bars


Decadent tart lemon topping makes these shortbread bars a definite hit!



  • 1 1/3 cup spelt flour [or rice]
  • 2 Tablespoons agave
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened) Or ghee (doesn't work quite as well)

    Lemon topping

  • 2/3 cup agave
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot starch (or other BTD thickener - tapioca starch work well)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
How to make it:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream Agave and butter together, add flour and pour into a 9x9 baking pan.
  3. Spread mixture evenly with a spoon and bake for 25 - 30 minutes.
  4. While shortbread is baking, combine Agave, starch and water in a sauce pan on med/low heat until bubbly.
  5. Add egg yolks (beaten) and lemon juice and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  6. Remove from heat and add butter stirring until mixed.
  7. Pour lemon topping over baked shortbread, cover and cool in the refrigerator for 20-30 min.
  8. Keep unused portion refrigerated.