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Easy Lemon Curd Bars Recipe

Easy Lemon Curd Bars Recipe

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 YIELD:24 servings


  • 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. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional 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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Carrolllarremore User ID: 7793868 252972
Reviewed 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 User ID: 419236 244523
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2651232 242204
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8689252 241297
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

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

Okie802 User ID: 7364305 217955
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

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

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 189769
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2401339 192885
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5824124 130929
Reviewed May. 9, 2014

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

JaniceBaer User ID: 1723673 212037
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!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 108491
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!"

billieboy57 User ID: 6639952 121304
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

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

asia96 User ID: 1019067 212036
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"Very good! Will definitely make again."

marypearl User ID: 2375330 193202
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011 Edited Jan. 8, 2016

"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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