Monday, June 27, 2011

Easy Lemon Curd Bars

Easy Lemon Curd Bars
From:  May 2011 Country Woman magazine

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar or other sweetener
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 jar (10 oz) lemon curd
2/3 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted

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 at 350 for 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.  Yield:2 dozen.

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