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Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

Prepare the Crust
 ¾ cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 4 tbsp sugar
 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp kosher or sea salt
 5 cups finely ground almonds
 1 large lemon for zest
For the Filling
 4 cups sugar
  cup potato starch
 2 large lemons for zest
 8 large eggs
 1 ½ cups lemon juice (from about 6 medium lemons)
 powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)
For the Curst

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9- x 13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper and grease well.


In a large bowl, mix evoo, sugar, vanilla, salt, almonds, and lemon zest until just combined. Press crust into and up the side of the lined sheet pan.


Bake at 350°F until lightly browned, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.

For the Filling

In a large bowl whisk together sugar, starch, zest, and salt to break up starch clumps. Add eggs and lemon juice and whisk until smooth.


Gently pour filling into baked crust. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 30 minutes until the center is no longer jiggly.


Cool completely before chilling in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Slice into bars and garnish with powdered sugar just before serving if desired.