Quick and Easy Lemon Bars

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Servings: 24 Bars | Prep time: 10 Min | Cook Time: 40 min

INGREDIENTS

Shortbread Crust:

-1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted

– ½ cup granulated sugar

– 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

– ½ tsp salt

– 2 cups+2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

Lemon Filling:

-2 cups granulated sugar

-6 Tbsp all-purpose flour

-6 large eggs

-1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

-lemon zest (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Get a 9×13 baking dish and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Crust:

Mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl. Add the flour and stir until completely combines. Press the dough firmly into the pan and bake for 18-20 min or until lightly browned.

Filling:

Sift together the flour and sugar in a medium bowl. Add the eggs and lemon juice and whisk until completely combined.

Pour the filling into the warm crust and bake for 22-26 minutes or until the filling no longer jiggles. Remove from the oven and cool for about 2 hours, then refrigerate for another hour or until ready to serve.

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