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Lemon Pineapple Ginger Bars

Lemon Pineapple Ginger Bars

Two delicious fruit flavors and the zip of ginger – this variation on the classic lemon bar is full of taste and guaranteed to add a high note to your day. Perfect for dessert or a break in the day, the creamy texture and coconut shortbread crust blend together for the ultimate snack.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Shortbread Crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut finely shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold

Filling

  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 2 lemons zest & juice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice no sugar added
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup canned crushed pineapple drained
  • Powdered sugar to dust

Instructions
 

Shortbread Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350° F, and prepare an 8″ x 8″ baking dish by lining it with parchment paper or foil, and greasing lightly. The paper should overhang the edges by a bit.
  • Measure the flour into a large bowl, and stir in the coconut and salt to blend.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes, and then using two knives, cut it into the flour mixture. (You can also pulse it in a food processor of course.) The mixture should have a relatively moist, coarse texture, with small crumbles about the size of peas.
  • Using your hands, pat it into the bottom of the parchment-lined baking dish in an even layer.
  • Bake only until just set, or about 10 minutes.

Filling

  • Beat the eggs in a large bowl until frothy.
  • Add the Greek yogurt and beat until the mixture is smooth, with no lumps.
  • Add the maple syrup, lemon zest and juice, ginger and pineapple juice, and stir until blended.
  • Add the flour, salt, and crushed pineapple, beating until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the mixture over the crust, and bake in the oven until set, or about 30 minutes.
  • Allow the bars to cool for at least 2 hours in the fridge before cutting.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.
Keyword Lemons
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