Tropical Lemon Curd Bars

There is just something about lemon flavored desserts. I don’t know whether it’s their bright yellow hue, or their tart flavor that makes you pucker – but they’ve always been a favorite of mine. My great aunt always made a really good lemon bar, and these definitely reminded me of them. But with wonderful tropical flavor from the addition of toasted coconut on top instead of powdered sugar.

A basic bar dough is pressed into the bottom of the pan, then it’s filled with a rich fresh lemon curd and topped with a combination of almonds and coconut. The almonds give it wonderful crunch that was great next to the softness of the lemon filling.

I happened to have some of the larger dried coconut shreds, so I used those and they really held up well here. I’d suggest looking for those if you can find them. I’m usually able to find them in natural food stores, or if you’re feeling ambitious – make your own!

Source: adapted from Taste of Home via Oh Sweet Basil


  1. Ann-Marie
    Posted August 15, 2014 at 12:27 PM | Permalink

    These sound absolutely delish! I am going to make them this weekend!!

  2. Posted August 15, 2014 at 10:27 PM | Permalink

    these bars look delicious! definitely craving one right now…

  3. Kim in MD
    Posted August 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM | Permalink

    I am a lemon bar lover. Your tropical version looks and sounds amazing!

  4. Posted August 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM | Permalink

    This is a wonderful version of a classic. Well done.

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