Orange Dream Bars

Ingredients: 

Orange Dream Bars - this easy recipe is like a lemon bar but using orange! The perfect citrus recipe, tart and sweet with a shortbread crust.

 

Crust:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice — I used mandarins, about 6 of them
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • Powdered sugar — for topping
 
Orange Dream Bars Recipe
Instructions: 

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13” pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Beat butter with a hand or a stand mixer until creamy, then add the flour, sugar, and salt and beat until a dough forms. (If you’re using a hand mixer it will take extra time.) Press the crust into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 18 minutes.
  3. A few minutes before the crust comes out of the oven, prepare the filling. Place all filling ingredients into a blender jar and blend until smooth, a few seconds to almost a minute, depending on your blender.
  4. Carefully pour filling over evenly over hot crust. Return to oven and bake until the top is no longer jiggly, about 20-23 minutes. Cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar and slicing into bars.
Cook Time: 
20 minutes
Prep Time: 
40 minutes
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