LUSCIOUS LEMON BARS

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter sliced
  • 2 cups flour

Lemon Layer

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl use a pastry cutter to combine the butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and 2 cups flour, or use a food processor. Press this dough into the bottom of the 9×9 pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Five minutes before the crust is done baking, mix together the 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice.
  • Gently pour the lemon mixture over the baked crust and return to the oven and bake until lemon layer is set, about 40-50 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before dusting the tops with additional powdered sugar, if desired.

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