Coconut Lime-Curd Bars

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 171 calories
    • Calories 44 calories from fat
    • Fat 8 g
    • Sat Fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 41 mg
    • Sodium 25 mg
    • Protein 2 mg
    • Carbohydrate 23 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 9 mg

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.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.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. 

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  2. Check 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  3. Check 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
  4. Check 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  5. Check 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  6. Check 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  7. Check 2 large eggs
  8. Check 3 tablespoons lime zest
  9. Check 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  10. Check 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.