Scented with the beautiful and aromatic flavor of both fresh lemons and sun-kissed limoncello straight from the Amalfi coast, these blondies will make you forget you’re on a diet and back on the shores of Southern Italy.
Servings Prep Time
6bars 15mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30mins 10mins
Servings Prep Time
6bars 15mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30mins 10mins
For the Lemon Bliss Brownies
For the Glaze
  1. Preheat your oven or air fryer to 350f degrees. We love our Instant Vortex air fryer for all types of baking. Line a square 8 in pan (or your favorite brownie pan) with baking spray and parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, begin softening the butter on low/medium speed with the paddle attachment.
  3. In a separate bowl, zest lemons and add the sugar alternative. Rub the lemon zest into the sugar until nice and fragrant.
  4. Add sugar to the butter and continue mixing for 2 mins. Add eggs one at a time until thoroughly blended. Add the mascarpone, salt, lemon juice and limoncello. At this point, the mix may look a little broken, that’s normal for this type of sugar. The emulsification will happen once the dries go in.
  5. Combine the almond flour and baking powder. Turn the speed down to low. Add the dries to the mixing bowl and continue mixing until the mixture forms a batter. Immediately stop the mixer and transfer to the pan.
  6. Alternative Method: If you are using Olive Oil or 50/50 melted butter and oil, throw all the ingredients in a food processor and let it rip for about 30 seconds. It’s that easy.
  7. Bake for approx. 25-35 mins. It will vary depending on where you live and what oven you are using. Don’t worry if the top gets a little dark, the caramelization adds incredible flavor. Test using a thermometer or toothpick for doneness.
  8. Remove pan from the oven once it is done and allow to cool for 10-15 mins. Pop it in the fridge for about 10 more mins if the blondies are still too soft.
  9. Remove the brownies from the pan lifting up using the sides of the parchment paper or turning it out onto a sheet tray.
For the Icing
  1. Add 3/4c of the granulated sugar alternative to any standard spice/coffee grinder. Blitz it for about 20-30 sec and you’ll get perfectly powdered sugar. Combine the powdered sugar alternative and lemon juice. Add more of either ingredient to achieve the right texture you desire for the icing/glaze.
  2. Spread the glaze evenly onto the top of the brownies. Grate some additional zest on top for a splash of color and flavor, then allow the glaze to set for about 10 mins before cutting into them.
  3. Pour a glass of prosecco, garnished with a fresh slice of lemon and a splash of limoncello, for yourself and enjoy together for the ultimate Southern Italian experience.