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Easy Lemon Curd Bars

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
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread lemon curd over crust. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, almonds and reserved topping mixture; sprinkle over lemon curd.
  • 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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