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.
- 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
- 3 large eggs room temperature
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ginger minced
- 2 Limoneira® 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
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.
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.
Lemon Pineapple Ginger Bars2021-04-222022-08-09https://limoneira.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/limoneira-corp-logo_blk.pngLimoneirahttps://www.limoneira.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/lemon-pineapple-bars.jpg200px200px