Lemon Curd Bars–AMAZING!!

Sometimes I get extremely tired of the same offerings at the two health food stores in my town and need to take a forty minute round trip to my local Trader Joe’s. While there, I stock up on some of my favorite gluten free pasta for the family,  some Trader Joe’s cookie butter for the husband and some lemon curd for me. And a glass of watermelon cold pressed juice. YUM!!!

lemon curd bars

Everyone get’s something they like and everyone is happy.

Of course, that twenty minute ride home gets me thinking of what I could make with the cookie butter and the lemon curd and the pasta. (Thank goodness I always think to buy an extra of each–one for eating and one for baking with).

lemon curd bars

Today I came up with these amazing (AMAZING!!) lemon curd bars. If you are a lemon bar fan go stock up on some lemon curd right now. These take the traditional lemon bar to a whole new level! Just the right amount of lemon mixed with the perfect amount of buttery crust.

lemon curd bars

My mouth is watering.

So is yours.

 Lemon lovers, unite. Start your ovens.

Lemon Curd Bars–AMAZING!!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 10 oz jar lemon curd
  • 2/3 cup coconut (optional)
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the butter, flour and sugar. Mix until coarse crumbs form.
  3. Press 2/3 of the crumb mixture into the baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Spread the lemon curd evenly over the crust. Sprinkle with coconut if desired. Evenly sprinkle the remaining crust mixture over the top of the bars. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven.
  5. While the bars are still warm, stir the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Drizzle over the tops of the warm bars and spread. Allow bars to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Notes

For an even more lemony taste, glaze amount can be doubled.

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