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Lemon Dessert With Coconut

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


A lemon dessert recipe, lemon crisp, with butter, lemon, eggs, coconut, and other ingredients.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed saltine crackers, about 18 crackers
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


Cream butter and sugar; stir in flour, baking soda, salt, coconut, and cracker crumbs. Press half of the mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine granulated sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir in water. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir a small amount of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks. Return egg yolk mixture to the saucepan with remaining hot mixture. Remove from heat; gradually stir in lemon peel and lemon juice. Pour over baked crust; top with remaining crumbs. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, or until crumbs are lightly browned. Serve with whipped cream or whipped topping.
Lemon dessert serves 8.

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 5 out of 5
Lemon Dessert Review, Member Carrie.Z

This recipe is such a winner, it should have been named Lemon Heaven. I've now made it for 3 different dinner parties, and everyone absolutely loved it. A very easy and foolproof recipe. Yes, it takes a bit of prep time (but actually not that much), and is so well worth it. This dessert's a hit!

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