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Pineapple Layer Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1- 9 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Cream together butter and brown sugar.
  • Add flour, salt and coconut.
  • Mix well with fingers until crumbly.
  • Press 1/2 of the mixture firmly into a buttered and floured 9x9x2 pan.
  • For the filling:
  • Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and pineapple in a saucepan.
  • Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and becomes clear, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and lemon juice.
  • Spread pineapple filling over crumb mixture, pressing down firmly.
  • Bake at 350° for 35 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Cut into 24 bars and store in a tightly covered container.

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