Coconut Lime-Curd Bars

Coconut Lime-Curd Bars
Sang An

Serves 16
preparation
20
minutes
cooking
180
minutes

Ingredients

1
cup
sweetened flaked coconut
3/4
cup
plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
cup
confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
2
tablespoons
cornstarch
1/2
cup
unsalted butter
3/4
cup
granulated sugar
2
large eggs
3
tablespoons
lime zest
1/3
cup
freshly squeezed lime juice
1
teaspoon
pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine the coconut, 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and the butter in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse several times until a crumbly dough is formed. Press firmly into a greased 8-by-8-inch pan. Bake until just golden, about 12 minutes.
  2. Sift together the granulated sugar, the remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, and the 2 tablespoons of flour. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, whisking to avoid lumps. Pour the filling over the baked crust.
  3. Bake until the lime curd is set in the center, about 22 minutes. Cool completely in the refrigerator, about 2 hours. Cut into 16 bars and dust with powdered sugar before serving. 
Nancy Myers
April 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 44 %
  • Calcium 9 mg
  • Carbohydrate 23 g
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Fat 8 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Protein 2 mg
  • Sat Fat 6 g
  • Sodium 25 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.