Lilikoi Bars

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 24 pieces




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Combine flour and salt. Using the mixer set to low, add to butter until just mixed.
  • Dump dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough into a 9 x 13 inch baking sheet with your hands. Chill for 30 minutes. Bake 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool.
  • FOR FILLING, whisk together eggs, sugar, zest, lilikoi juice and flour. Pour over the cooled crust and bake 25 to 30 minutes until the filling is set. Cool to room temperature. Cut into squares or triangles and dust with powdered sugar.
  • OPTIONAL GLAZE: 1/4 c water, 1/2 c granulated sugar, 1/4 c lilikoi fruit juice (about 6 lilikoi), and Juice of 1/4 lemon. Boil the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add passion fruit and lemon juice and boil for a further 3 minutes. It will boil rapidly and looks like it expanded. Remove from heat and allow to cool. It will turn into a thick and sugary passion fruit syrup. Allow to cool and drizzle over lilikoi bars.
  • IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT INTO CUPCAKES: Use cupcake liners in cupcake pan. Fill each 1/2-3/4 full with batter. Bake the cupcakes at the same temperature called for in the cake recipe, but reduce the baking time by one-third to one-half (cupcakes usually bake for 15-20 minutes). Check for doneness with a wooden toothpick. It should come out clean. Let cupcakes cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.