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Key Lime Coconut Bars - Martha Stewart Living

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Category: Desserts, Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c Confectioners' sugar; plus
  • -more for dusting tops
  • 10 tb (1 1/4 sticks) butter; cut
  • -into small pieces
  • 6 lg Egg yolks
  • 2 cn (14-oz) sweetened condensed
  • -milk
  • 1 c Key-lime or regular lime
  • -juice
  • 4 ts Key-lime or regular lime
  • Zest; plus more for garnish


1. Heat oven to 350'. Spread coconut on a baking sheet and toast until
golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes, tossing every 2 minutes. Remove from oven;
transfer to a plate to cool.

2. Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl and add half the coconut. Cut
in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pat mixture into a 9-by- 13
~inch pan and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, beat together egg yolks and condensed milk with a whisk until
thick. Gradually beat in lime juice and zest. Pour onto crust, sprinkle
with remaining coconut, and bake just until hot, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cooi
completely, then chill until ready to serve. Cut into six 2 1/3-inch rows;
cut rows on a diagonal to form diamonds. Before serving, sprinkle with
confectioners' sugar, and garnish with lime zest, if desired.

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