Coconut Lemon Pie or Lime Square Recipe

Friday, February 12, 2010

A well known favorite, with coconut. Lemon luscious little cookies that taste like a lemon pie with a buttery crust, and coconut topping.

The crust is a flaky buttery cookie.

There will none left once they are cooled and you serve them these were gone in a flash! Perfect to take along on a picnic and they  mail well in transit.

I love the tangy flavor from the lemon and the coconut just makes a nice addition to the popular lemon square cookie, it's really the same just another name and version of the way mom made them. Lemon pie is a favorite of my brother Luke. Mom always had to make a lemon pie for the holiday. In between these were a good substitute.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
Pinch salt
2 sticks butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing

4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup of coconut for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Lightly grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan.

Make the crust by combining the flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You can use more powdered sugar to press down in pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Make filling next.

In another bowl, mix the eggs, granulated sugar, flour, and lemon juice sprinkle grated coconut on top. Pour this over the baked crust and bake for 25 minutes longer. Remove from oven cool completely. Top with coconut and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Printable Recipe

Alternate Recipe for Lime Coconut Squares

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for decorating
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
4 large eggs
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 drops green food coloring


Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat together butter and powdered sugar until fluffy. Stir in 2 cups of flour, ginger, 1/2 cup of coconut and lime zest. Mix until  well combined.

Press dough into baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until dough is light brown in middle and browned along edges. Set aside.


In medium bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar. Stir in lime juice until blended. Stir in the 1/4 cup flour and the baking powder. Add 2  drops of green food color.
Spread 1/4 cup of shredded coconut over baked crust. Pour lime mixture over top and bake for 20-25 minutes or until set and firm. 

Cool completely before cutting.

Dust with powdered sugar and cut into pie squares.


Grumpy and HoneyB said...

I love lemon bars and I really love the coconut in these!

Belinda @zomppa said...

One of the perfect combinations in life, and yes, I would help them disappear fast.

Federica said...

Lemon and coconut is a lovely combination. Your bars look delicious

Daydreamer Desserts said...

These pie bars look so good I'm really loving the flakiness of the cookie crust! Delish!

foodcreate said...

This is a hearty and flavorsome ..yummy coconut Lemon Pie .. I can't wait to try..Thank you for sharing your recipe...

My Little Space said...

Coconut & lemon! What a terrific combo. I'm drooling here. Lucky me, wearing the napkin before enterng here. haha.... Hope you're having a good time!
Blessings, Kristy

Drick said...

wow, I too love lemon squares and these lemony babes looks stunning - bright and tasty ... I can see why there is none left

Claudia said...

Lemon bars are so scrumptiously summer - the coconut makes itmore so. Luscious.

MaryMoh said...

This must be a very beautiful combo. I love coconut and lemon in desserts. This will really cheer me up.

Emily said...

My girlfriend just sent me her favorite recipe for lemon cream cheese bars, but now I'm torn ... I sure do love coconut! I guess I'll just have to make both and do a comparison. Good thing it's not bikini season yet in Seattle! :)

girlichef said...

YUM! Lemon bars are always a favorite in my the addition of coconut. Another one for the must try file!

Tania said...

Fresh and delicious! Great pictures ;-)

Lazaro Cooks! said...

You had me at buttery crust. Now add the lemon and coconut and you have a winner.


Cinnamon-Girl said...

These look luscious and have two of my favorite flavors! Love 'em.

Bridgett said...

I think the crust would be my favorite part...yummy! I am a nut for a buttery crust and you have it down. I sure wish we lived closer to each other. You would never be rid of me, ha ha.

Stella said...

Hey Claudia, these look super yummy. I love lemon bars, and I can imagine that the coconut only brings it up a notch!

Foodessa said...

Butter, lemon and could I resist;o)
Thanks for sharing your scrumptious lemon bars.
Flavourful wishes, Claudia

Amy said...

These look delicious! I love anything lemon!

Nicole said...

Your pictures of the pie squares are beautiful, make me want to jump in and just eat them! :)

Magic of Spice said...

These look wonderful:)

redkathy said...

Hey Claudia, I haven't had lemon squares in forever and yours bring a smile to my face. The coconut add is a nice twist. Jeez, thinking about it, I haven't had them since I was a kid, so it really has been forever!!

Julie M. said...

Oh how I love lemon bars. These look absolutely delicious. thanks for sharing!

Kathy Gori said...

these look great and I don't think they'd last too long around our house. I'm almost afraid to let Alan see these.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Ohhh....those look so good. They're dangerous to have around as I won't be able to resist them!!

Lisa said...

What a great combination - lemon and coconut. The only problem is I would not be able to control myself from eating the entire pan. :-)

citronetvanille said...

Another one of your incredible desserts! Simply delicious

I Sicilian said...

You seem to have knack with desserts. Yum

penny aka jeroxie said...

Will be dangerous for me. I can finish everything.

motherrimmy said...

My son's girlfriend makes the most amazing lemon bars. I know she'll love this recipe!

Trix said...

These look fabulous - and what great photos! No wonder you are the new Queen of Foodgawker. ; )

AppleC said...

Those look sooooo good. I love lemon squares. Usually, my sister or mother makes them around Christmas time. Now you've given me an excuse to make them for a summer dessert. YAY!

My Man's Belly said...

These look like just the right amount of everything. Sometimes lemon pie can just be 'so much.' The addition of the coconut sounds delicious.

Cookin' Canuck said...

These are so pretty, Claudia. I like that they're not too thick - just the right amount of crust in relation to filling.

sadaf said...

looks scrumptious i love coconut and lemon. your blog has lot of inspiration. keep writing and sharing

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