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Easy Lemon Curd Bars Recipe
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Easy Lemon Curd Bars Recipe

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A cup of tea looks lonely without something sweet beside it. These bars are a nice accompaniment. I love the combination of the nutty crust and zippy lemon curd.—Donna Spenser, New Virginia, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) lemon curd
  • 2/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 207 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Set aside 1 cup mixture for topping; press remaining mixture onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Spread lemon curd over crust. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, almonds and reserved topping mixture; sprinkle over lemon curd.
  4. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Easy Lemon Curd Bars in Country Woman April/May 2011, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 207 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Easy Lemon Curd Bars(5)

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

I made these but found there wasn't enough lemon curd to spread across the whole pan, but I had a jar of orange marmalade on hand so used that to fill in all the empty spaces and that worked great! These taste wonderful! Will definitely make these again!

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

Great recipe!! I cheated and began with a sugar cookie mix. Followed directions on box and reserved crumbs as this recipe calls for. The addition of lemon curb, coconut and almonds makes the stand above 'normal' lemon bars. These bars are beautiful enough for a fancy cookie platter but easy enough to make for after school snack. Highly recommend this lemony treat!

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

Tonight I'm making this for my lemon loving daughter :-)

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

Very good! Will definitely make again.

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

I made these lemon bars sooo easy and the lemon curd was just the right taste. they will go to the family reunion next year

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