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Easy Lemon Curd Bars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


2 dozen

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
Easy Lemon Curd Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) lemon curd
  • 2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 207 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Deana
    Feb 5, 2021

    Havent tried it yet but have a friend who loves anything lemon just like me. I will make it for sure very soon but will substitute toasted pecans for almonds as I don't care for them.

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Dec 6, 2020

    Very good. Subtle lemon flavor, unlike traditional lemon bars, that my kids preferred.

  • Carrolllarremore
    Aug 21, 2016

    I made this yesterday and followed the recipe perfectly. It was delicious. I'm not a huge fan of coconut, so was suspicious of that ingredient, but it gave this dessert a good little crunch.This recipe is a keeper.

  • judichulee
    Feb 26, 2016

    Delicious. I followed the recipe, but I think there is too much butter in the crust. I may reduce the butter to 3/4 cup or 1/2 cup, or add more flour.

  • glitterchatter
    Jan 21, 2016

    3-star recipe but I'm sure it's my fault and not the recipe's. Because I had more lemon curd available and I was worried that the bar wouldn't be lemony enough, I added a gloppy amount of lemon curd. What a mistake! That crust-to-curd ratio was way off, and I didn't bake it long enough for the amount of curd. To be fair, I'm going to try this recipe again (following the directions) because the lemon, coconut, almond combo is really nice.

  • Rebamork
    Jan 7, 2016

    i followed recipe but I thought the crust was way too buttery

  • Okie802
    Jan 15, 2015

    These are fantastic. Just follow the recipe as written. They bake up beautifully.

  • homemadewithlove
    Jun 20, 2014

    I think maybe 10 oz of curd would help fill up the extra space on crust. I also used some quick oats in the crust for a more crumbly topping. Easy and quick recipe!

  • angelasandoval
    Jun 2, 2014

    Made exactly as directed. Thought it was the perfect amount of lemon curd. Quicker and easier than my usual lemon bar recipe and very tasty!

  • crazy4sushi
    May 9, 2014

    This is great recipe but the lemon curd/crust ratio is off. It needs double the amount of lemon curd.