Coconut “Pink Lemon” Bars


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Pink Lemons were first discovered in Burbank California circa 1930. They have a green and pink striped skin, with a rose colored inside. Their tart and tangy flavor makes them perfectly pretty for your favorite lemon desserts! ~Amy

Coconut “Pink Lemon” Bars

Crust:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup coconut, fine shredded
1/4 tsp coarse salt

Filling:
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh squeezed Pink Lemon juice
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 drop pink food coloring if desired
Zest from 1 Pink Lemon

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Line a 8x8x2 baking pan with parchment

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt. Mix until crumbly. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Whisk together eggs, sugar, and lemon juice. Add flour and baking powder, mixing well. Mix in zest and pour mixture over hot crust. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

Cool completely on a wire rack. Remove from pan, dust with powdered sugar, and cut into bars.

Makes 16 bars

Recipe by Amy Richardson

*Pink Lemons are available at currently Trader Joe’s

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