Make Ahead

Lemon Curd Coconut Bars

May 20, 2013
0 Ratings
  • Makes 16 pieces
Author Notes

?asy, light and moist Lemon Curd Coconut Bars. The perfect recipe for a snack or not! —mookies

What You'll Need
  • For the crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3,6 ounces oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • For the lemon cream:
  • 8,5 ounces lemon curd in room temperature
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 5 ounces unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
  • unsweetened flaked coconut for sprinkling
  1. For the crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 180° C (355° F) degrees
  3. Grease and line with parchment paper a baking pan 20x20 cm (8-inch square).
  4. Whisk together flour, oats, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add melted cool butter and egg, mix well to combine all ingredients.
  5. Spread and press the dough evenly into the pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  1. For the lemon cream:
  2. Mix well with a fork or mixer, lemon curd, beaten eggs and melted butter.
  3. Stir in the sifted corn starch to dissolve. Add evaporated milk and lemon juice, stir well to incorporate.
  4. Finally add coconut and pour lemon curd over partially baked crust and spread evenly.
  5. Sprinkle about 1 handful coconut over filling and place in the oven. Bake 20-25 minutes or until topping has set and coconut is lightly toasted.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool in wire rack. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
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13 Reviews

Liza P. September 12, 2021
I want to try this recipe, but what does "3,6 oz of oats" and "8,5 oz of curd"? Is the comma supposed to be decimal point?
mookies September 12, 2021
Yes, is supposed to be decimal point.
I am sorry i am not familiar with ounces, i use the metric system. Τhe quantities in grams follows, I hope they help you.

100 gr. (3,6 ounces) oats
240 gr. (8,5 ounces) lemon curd in room temperature9+-\
140 gr. (5 ounces) unsweetened flaked coconut
Liza P. September 12, 2021
thank you! I'll let you know how they turn out.
mookies September 13, 2021
Good luck, I hope you like them
Trisha S. January 23, 2016
Sounds define...will definitely try & enjoy with our family!! Thanks for shariñg!!
Jan July 22, 2013
Instructions refer to corn starch but not in ingredients for lemon cream
mookies July 22, 2013
You're absolutely right, thanks for pointing that out.
You will use 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
foxeslovelemons May 22, 2013
Two of my favorite foods in one dessert - coconuts and lemons! I'm definitely giving these a try this summer!
mookies May 22, 2013
hope you like it
lapadia May 21, 2013
Delicious, love lemon in any form!
mookies May 21, 2013
Me too, specially with coconut.
What a great idea for coconut. I made some lemon bars last week and thought about it only after I'd eaten half of them. I'll definitely do this next time :-)
mookies May 21, 2013
Thanks, coconut with lemon is delicious combination