This bar has the two crusts as requested, and has a strong tangy lemon taste, so much better than most of the lemon bar recipes out there due to the lemon curd and added coconut!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 (10 ounce) jar lemon curd
- 2/3 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup toasted and chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large mixing bowl cream the butter. Add the flour, sugar and baking soda. Mix until the mixture forms coarse crumbs
Pat 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of one 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.
Spread the lemon curd over the baked layer. To the remaining 1/3 of crumb mixture add the coconut and the almonds. Sprinkle over the top of the lemon curd.
Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake bars for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.