Coconut Lime Bars

Recipe from http://gastronomyblog.com/2009/03/13/coconut-lime-squares/

* 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
* 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted and cooled
* 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt

For custard

* 4 large eggs
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from about 5 limes)
* 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest (from about 2 limes)
* 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted and cooled

Make crust
Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square baking pan (knocking out excess flour) or line with an aluminum foil “sling” and coat with non-stick spray.

In a bowl blend together with fingertips flour, butter, coconut, confectioners’ sugar, and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pat mixture into prepared pan and bake in middle of oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.

Make custard
In a bowl whisk together eggs and granulated sugar until combined well and stir in flour, lime juice, and zest.

Pour mixture over crust and bake in middle of oven 20 minutes. Top custard with coconut and bake 5 to 10 minutes more, or until just set. Cool confection in pan on a rack and chill 1 hour.

Makes 16 two-inch squares.

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2 responses to “Coconut Lime Bars

  1. WOW! delicious and beautiful picture! I’ll bookmark the recipe for my wife! Hopefully she’ll churn out a few for me as I slave away in front of the compu! Cheers!

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