Lemon Curd Bars

Here's a quick and updated version of the classic lemon bar. It uses jarred lemon curd instead of a homemade filling and then adds a coconut and almond topper.

Recipe from Midwest Living
Ingredients
  • 1   cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1   cup sugar
  • 2   cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1  10 - 12  ounce jar lemon curd
  • 2/3  cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2  cup slivered or sliced almonds or coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
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Directions
1. 
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add flour and baking powder; beat until just combined and mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 2/3 cup of the crumb mixture; set aside.
2. 
Press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until the top is golden. Remove from oven. Spread lemon curd over hot crust to within 1/2 inch of the edges of the pan.
3. 
In a medium bowl, combine reserved crumb mixture, coconut, and almonds. Sprinkle crumb mixture over lemon curd.
4. 
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes more or until edges are golden and topping is browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 156, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 23, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 20, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 194, sodium (mg) 18, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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