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Pineapple, Lime and Coconut Bars

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Servings: 15 squares

Ingredients

  • cups plain flour
  • ½ cup confectioners icing sugar
  • oz 185g cold butter cut into cubes
  • 4 free-range eggs lightly beaten
  • cups caster sugar
  • zest of 3 limes
  • 3 limes juiced 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup + 1/3 cup coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup dried pineapple roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 (180C) and line a 11” x 7” baking pan or similar with parchment paper. Allow some paper to hang over the long sides.
  • Place the flour, butter and icing sugar in the bowl of a food processor and process until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Spoon the mixture into the baking pan, spread out evenly and press down with the back of the spoon.
  • Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add the eggs, caster sugar, zest, lime juice, baking powder and ¾ cup of coconut flakes or desiccated coconut. Whisk together until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture over the base and sprinkle the dried pineapple evenly over the top. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup of coconut flakes or desiccated coconut over the top and continue to bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown and just set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into squares.