Lemon and Blueberry Bars with a Coconut Crust
Need I say more?
It’s that time of year again… gift plates for my kids’ teachers. I decided to make four special treats for the teachers this year. First up are these lemon bars. Words cannot express how tasty these treats are. I love the coconut crust with the tart lemon and the sweet blueberries on top – a perfect combination!Lemon and Blueberry Bars with a Coconut Crust: Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of powder sugar
- 1/2 cup of sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 stick of cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 2 tbsp of flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tsp lemon zest, diced finely
- 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Handful of fresh blueberries
- Powdered sugar (for topping)
To make crust combine flour, powder sugar and salt in a bowl. Add butter pieces, vanilla and coconut then mix with hands until crumbly. Press evenly into the bottom of your baking pan. Bake until lightly golden, about 18-20 minutes. Set crust aside.
To make filling whisk together eggs, sugar, flour and salt. Add lemon zest and juice and mix until combined thoroughly.
Place into the oven and bake 15-18 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely before sprinkling with powdered sugar. Slice and enjoy.
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