Coconut Macaroon Sandwiches with Lime Curd
Coconut Macaroon Sandwiches with Lime Curd
  • prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 2 hr
  • total: 3 hr
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  • Summary

    The problem with Franco-American food trends, like the current one with macarons—those pastel puffs of sweet air that seem to be everywhere—is that its good ol' American predecessor, the macaroon, gets forgotten. The truth is, though, we never stopped loving the coconut macaroon. In fact, we craved its dense, moist chew. Retrofit the macaroon as a bite-size sandwich filled with a pucker-worthy tart lime curd, and you've caught a new trend headed straight for the stars. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Holiday Cookie Craze. Menu also includes Pistachio Cranberry Oatmeal Icebox Cookies and Salted Brown Butter Cookies .

    Ingredients

    • 1 (14-ounce) bag (5 1/3 cups) sweetened flaked coconut
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 4 large egg whites
    • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
    • 1 tablespoon lime zest
    • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 6 limes)
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
    • 4 large egg yolks
    • 1 drop green food coloring, if desired
    • Edible gold or silver glitter or clear sanding sugar (optional)
    • Small offset spatula (optional, but very helpful); edible gold or silver glitter; a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag (not pleated)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 473 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.3%
    • Saturated Fat: 16 g 82.34%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 61 mg 20.35%
    • Sodium: 506 mg 21.08%
    • Calcium: 17 mg 1.69%
    • Potassium: 91 mg 2.59%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.49%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 65 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.18%
    • Sugar: 48 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 14.21%
    • Vitamin C 7.93%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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