Using a prepared lemon curd makes baking tangy, fruity lemon bars so easy you can whip up a batch anytime. Coconut and almonds add extra richness and texture.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen bars
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until creamy. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Pat 3/4 of mixture into bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

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  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Spread curd over baked layer. Add coconut and almonds to remaining crumb mixture; stir to mix. Sprinkle over curd.

  • Bake additional 25 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares.

Tips

* To soften butter: Heat unwrapped butter in microwave 10 to 15 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 33.5g 11% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 39mg 13% DV; sodium 124mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
This was a very user friendly recipe! I only had one jar of Dickinson's Lemon curd so I adjusted the recipe by dividing by half accordingly and used an 8x8 glass pan. Added a little extra coconut and freshly ground almonds. Just perfect! No need to add powdered sugar...beautiful on its own. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2018
I made these to use up a jar of lemon curd I had in my pantry. They were good. We liked the coconut and almond topping. My family ate the whole pan over several nights. But when compared to lemon bars made from scratch they just don t measure up. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
This was a very user friendly recipe! I only had one jar of Dickinson's Lemon curd so I adjusted the recipe by dividing by half accordingly and used an 8x8 glass pan. Added a little extra coconut and freshly ground almonds. Just perfect! No need to add powdered sugar...beautiful on its own. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2016
This recipe is very easy to make and absolutely addicting to eat!!! I never liked lemon bars because they always seem too sour for my liking. These came out just perfect sweet lemony and slightly tart. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2016
Will definitely make many more times. I've been searching for a long time for "my" perfect easy lemon bar recipe and this is it! The crust is buttery and held together well this was my first experience using lemon curd perfect. I followed the directions/ingredients for the basic bar; because I wanted a plain lemon bar I did not add the almonds and coconut and didn't feel the need to sprinkle with powdered sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2016
Great recipe. I made 1/2 the recipe as I only had 1 jar of lemon curd. I omitted the almonds and used a 9x9. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2018
I made these to use up a jar of lemon curd I had in my pantry. They were good. We liked the coconut and almond topping. My family ate the whole pan over several nights. But when compared to lemon bars made from scratch they just don t measure up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2018
Equally delicious with homemade peach curd. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
These are delicious! I was a bit worried at first because it made more of a dough than "course crumbs" as the recipe said. But it worked just fine. I was planning on sharing them but now I'm not so sure.;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2018
I didn't put in the coconut or almond as I am allergic but everyone raved over these bars! I've made them over and over for family. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2018
Every time I make these I get tons of compliments. I've had people telling others about my lemon bars. Read More