Coconut - Lime Squares

"These are great-tasting."
Coconut - Lime Squares created by spatchcock
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16 squares




  • For crust: Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Butter and flour an 8-inch square baking pan, knocking out excess flour.
  • Blend together with fingertips flour, butter, coconut, confectioners’ sugar and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Pat mixture into prepared pan and bake in middle of oven 25-30 minutes, or until golden-brown.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 300F.
  • Make filling: Whisk together eggs and sugar until combined well and stir in flour, lime juice and zest.
  • Pour filling mixture over crust and bake in middle of oven for 20 minutes.
  • Top custard with coconut garnish and bake 5-10 minutes longer, or until just set.
  • Cool on rack and chill 1 hour.
  • Cut into 16, 2-inch squares.

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  1. mslgb
    Does it really need a whole cup of sugar?
  2. Mia in Germany
    As the description says, these are great tasting! Actually they're awesome. I made them gluten free using cornflour and cornstarch for the crust and rice flour and cornstarch for the custard. Worked like a spell. There don't seem to be sweetened coconut flakes available in Germany, at least I've never seen them, so I used unsweetened, and it was still plenty sweet. Love the lime flavour. I used 2 8x4 inch pans and layered them with nonstick paper so I could easily lift the bars out of the pans. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!
  3. Annacia
    These are great and I'm pretty sure that even super picky DH is going to like them. I had everything on hand and really couldn't be happier with the bars. They have a nice sunny color so they are pretty and the ingredients are things that we like so how could this not be a hit! I took a tip from awalde and used my springform pan. It released well and a couple of the smaller pieces made ideal tasting samples. So good. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.
  4. Artandkitchen
    Oh Ev, this is so delicious.<br/>I did not have a 9 inch square mold so I used a round 10 inch one (Springform) and the quantity was perfect.<br/>To cut into square I found the pizza cutter the best.<br/>We all loved it very much and we saved a few pieces for a present,<br/>My family was very happy I prepared this, as they knew you are chef even more.<br/>Hugs from us all!<br/>Made for Culinary Quest 2014.
  5. Debbb
    Really nice flavour & presentation! Nice to have something a little different than all the lemon bars out there.


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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