Lemon Nanaimo Bars

Try this lemon twist on a classic Canadian dessert! Our Shirriff Lemon Pie Filling is paired with white chocolate and coconut to make a crowd-pleasing dess

0 servings

Easy 30 minutes



for this recipe Lemon Nanaimo Bars

Graham Layer:

0.25 cup butter
0.13 cup granulated sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup graham crumbs
0.5 cup shredded coconut
0.25 cup blanched almonds


1 package Shirriff Lemon Pie Filling
2 egg yolk
0.33 cup cold water
2 cup boiling water
1 tbsp butter

White Chocolate Ganache:

8 oz white chocolate chopped
2 tbsp butter




Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper


Melt white chocolate and butter in the microwave or over a double boiler. Once chocolate is smooth and glossy, pour into the base of the pan creating an even layer. Chill in the fridge


For the graham layer; in a saucepan over medium heat melt butter. Once melted, remove from heat and add in sugar. Gradually whisk in egg and then return to heat constantly stirring until the mixture thickens (1-2 minutes). Remove from heat and add in graham crumbs, coconut and chopped nuts. Press the mixture evenly on top of the chocolate layer, and return to fridge until firm.


Prepare the Lemon pie filling according to the package. Once cooled, pour the lemon filling over the graham layer and return to the fridge to set for approximately an hour.