Ginger-Lemon Bars with Almond Streusel

Southern Living
Ginger-Lemon Bars with Almond StreuselRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold butter
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1 (10-oz.) jar lemon curd
3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
Garnish: powdered sugar

Preparation

Hands-On: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Toss in almonds; reserve 1 cup flour mixture. Press remaining flour mixture onto bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

2. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Spread lemon curd over crust, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Sprinkle with ginger and reserved flour mixture. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Garnish, if desired.

Note: We tested with Dickinson's Lemon Curd.

Created date

March 2011