Lemon Coconut Squares Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 4 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup flaked coconut
- In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly. Press into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in another small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and baking powder until combined. Pour over crust; sprinkle with coconut.
- Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 4 dozen.
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
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Delicious! I made a few changes based on a similar recipe and comments about the thin crust. I used 2 c flour, 1 c confectioner sugar and 2 sticks (1 c) butter for the crust to make a thicker crust. I added the zest of 1 lemon to the filling. 1 lemon did not yield 1/2 c of juice so I added orange juice to make 1/2 c. I would cook filling til lightly brown to ensure filling is done. Cool in fridge about 2 hours to ensure cleanly cut squares. I got lots of compliments and requests for the recipe. The thicker crust is really good.
These were good but I agree with others that it doesn't look like the photo. The photo actually looks like powdered sugar has been sprinkled on top, which isn't part of the recipe. My bars didn't come out as thick as the photo. I may try these bars again but I will use a 9x9 pan and scale back the crust quantity to accommodate the smaller pan. I actually used lime juice instead of lemon, it worked pretty well and definitely worked with the coconut.
I made this recipe as is and they were good but my husband and I thought they needed to be a little sweeter and wanted the coconut more on top and not in the bars. I made them again and OMG I want to eat the whole pan! This is what I did different. Instead of 1/2 cup lemon juice, I used 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup orange juice. I also cooked it with the filling for about 10 minutes, then added the coconut and cooked for about 10-12 minutes more. The coconut went in the batter but also stayed on top some and got a little toasted. These were sooooooo good, I will be making them again and again with the modifications.
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This was delicious and I'll definitely be making it again. However, it was a little too sweet so I might reduce the amount of sugar I put in. Otherwise, it was yummy. The picture looks a lot different than the way it turned out. Next time I will probably sprinkle the coconut on it as soon as I take it out of the oven while it is out. Sprinkling it on the raw batter makes it sink into it and it doesn't show up on top as in the pic. It gives it a marbly look. I used maybe 1/4 cup of shredded coconut because I didn't want to overpower the taste of the lemon with that of coconut. Using 3/4 cup as suggested would have made it even sweeter than it already was for me.