Lemon Coconut Shortbread Bars

This recipe for lemon coconut shortbread bars are simple and quick to make, and everyone loves to eat them!

Lemon coconut shortbread bars on a wooden cake stand.

I hosted a party last week and today I’m sharing with you a yummy lemon dessert I made, lemon coconut shortbread bars that are perfect for any party, celebration, or picnic.

Because I love to bake, I always make homemade goods for events and the appetizers I provide are usually very simple.

Lemon shortbread bars in a glass baking dish with a wooden spatula.

I was given the beautiful Kitchen Wedge in maple from Polder’s Old World Market. I absolutely love the design of this wedge!

The lemon bars on the cake stand sprinkled with icing sugar.

The scrumptious lemon bars have this delicious tang offset by some sweetness, which makes them irresistible!

I love to to surprise the kids with a plate of these easy lemon bars when they come home from school. Instantly I become the most amazing Mom ever!

The bars on the cake stand in the kitchen on the counter.

Be sure to download this delicious lemon coconut shortbread bar recipe.

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5 from 4 votes

Lemon Coconut Shortbread Bars

Like shortbread cookies and lemon meringue pie combined into one yummy dessert! Perfection.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Jamie Lundstrom – So Much Better With Age

Ingredients

BASE:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp

FILLING:

  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar

TOPPING:

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
  • Lightly butter 9×13 baking pan.

BASE:

  • Stir 1 cup flour with coconut and icing sugar in large bowl.
  • Cut in butter using pastry blender or two knives until they resemble large crumbs.
  • Turn into baking pan and press evenly over bottom (will be thin).
  • Bake in centre of oven until golden, 15-20 minutes.

FILLING:

  • Whisk eggs with lemon juice in large bowl.
  • Stir flour and sugar together then whisk into eggs.
  • Pour over hot baked crust.
  • Reduce oven to 325 deg F.
  • Bake in centre of oven until filling set when pan is jiggled about 30-35 min.
  • Cool on a rack.

TOPPING:

  • Sprinkle with sifted icing sugar and cut into squares.
  • *Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Cover with foil and freeze up to 1 month.

Happy baking!

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62 Comments

  1. Love how pretty the Lemon Coconut Shortbread bars look on the wood cake stand. I’m heading over to their website as everything looks amazing.and going to make the bars too! Thank you for the recipe!

  2. I’d love a chance to be entered to win such beautiful kitchen tools! The warmth of your kitchen and the yumminess of those lemon bars has motivated me to bake something delicious! Serving prices and utensils of such lovely, heirloom quality bring delight to daily living!

  3. I’d certainly love a chance to win! The Dreamware stuff is beautiful. And the lemon bars look so good that I’m now hungry with two hours until lunch, haha.

  4. I actually have their 1/3 C measuring cup and leave it in my sugar canister all the time. It is such a beautiful piece; a work of art really. Thanks to you and Polder’s for the opportunity.

  5. There is not one single thing by Polder Dreamworks that I would not love!! The serving sons and ladles, the copper, the ceramics!!

  6. I would love,love,love a chance to win the Polder’s own dreamware giveaway!! And of course, amazingly delicious recipe in an amazing setting!

  7. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, those bars are making my mouth pucker looking at the Lemon!! Yum.
    The utensils are art. Pure art. Really so beautiful.
    Your photography was stunning, and I want it all. lol

  8. 5 stars
    I can’t tell you how I’m craving lemon bars now! I’ve gathered the ingredients and can’t wait to try your recipe this evening!? I also use my cookie spatula to serve almost everything! It’s got to be my most used piece next to the double sided measuring spoon:). I love that you’ve collected each in different woods?….. That’s my hardest decision when ordering a special piece from old world Kitchen…. It’s which wood to have it carved in. I LOVE them all?. I think I have 5 different woods. I think my next piece would have to be the chef spoon and honey dipper and one of those need to be fancy maple ?
    Thank you for sharing! I’m excited to go and try?

  9. Love to enter because the tools are adorable (and functional).
    PS – those Lemon Coconut Shortbread Bars looks heavenly

  10. I would love to win! And I love this partnership because I always describe Polder’s as items you buy because you want heirloom pieces but didn’t have the fortune to inherit any.

  11. Hi, I really like the small roux spoon! I would get a lot of use out of it. Lovely items, thanks for the giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Cathy

  12. Love love love this spatula and alk the rest of the utensils! I hope I win, I look forward to making these lemon coconut bars!

  13. I love receiving your newsletter and when I read about the giveaway I was so excited..keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for the chance

  14. i would love to have a chance to win this cause my daughter is getting a place of her own and would be lovely to give this to her as a house warming present along with some other items

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