Deliciously easy orange bar recipe made with fresh squeezed orange juice. A perfect spring dessert!

Orange Bars

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Remember last week when I shared a delicious recipe for lemon pound cake?! Now I am back and sharing another citrus baked delicacy, equally as mouth watering. Chalk it all up to the fact that Arizona is known for its citrus, and right now literally every neighbor has trees bursting with fruit that they are willing to share. Let me introduce you to my latest recipe for these dreamy orange bars!

Deliciously easy orange bar recipe made with fresh squeezed orange juice. A perfect spring dessert!




They are absolutely the easiest thing to make, and in less than an hour, you can be siting and enjoying the whole pan, er, um I mean one orange bar…. Just try stopping yourself at a single one!

 

Deliciously easy orange bar recipe made with fresh squeezed orange juice. A perfect spring dessert!

Here is what you need to make them:
Crust:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt




Filling:

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice. You can use canned as well, but you will need some orange zest.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • Powdered sugar for topping- I seriously coated mine (correction Anneliese did), but you can go less sparing with your powdered sugar if you really want to.

Deliciously easy orange bar recipe made with fresh squeezed orange juice. A perfect spring dessert!

Here is a printable copy of the directions, because this one is a keeper!

Orange Bars

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 11 x 13 inch pan

Orange Bars

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice. You can use canned as well, but you will need some orange zest.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • Powdered sugar for topping- I seriously coated mine, but you can go less sparing with this

Instructions

  1. Juice about 3 to 4 large oranges to get 1/2 cup juice
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Spray a 9x13” pan and then line with parchment paper
  4. Beat butter with a hand or a stand mixer until creamy, then add the flour, sugar, and salt and beat until a dough forms. You may have to hand mix for a minute.
  5. Press the crust into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 18 minutes.
  7. While the crust is cooking, prepare the filling.
  8. Place all filling ingredients into a large bowl and mix until smooth.
  9. Once crust is cooked.(Note it doesn't need to be golden brown) carefully pour filling over evenly over hot crust. you might want to hold both of edges of the pan and lift upward and downward to make sure the filling spreads evenly.
  10. Return pan to oven and bake until the top is no longer jiggly, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  11. Cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar and slicing into bars.
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Deliciously easy orange bar recipe made with fresh squeezed orange juice. A perfect spring dessert!



Now just in case you missed it, don’t forget to grab this recipe for my lemon pound cake before you go as well!

A delightfully fresh and sweet recipe for an easy lemon pound cake that is perfect for spring! #baking #cooking

Thanks for stopping in and have a great one!





Love,

Jen

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Comments

  1. Omg, you are spoiling us with all these yummy citrus treats!! Another one I need to try now and thanks for sharing, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend ;)

    1. Author

      I’ve got to do something with all of the fruit I have and I am glad my recipes are making you and others happy too :)

      Tak care!
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  2. WOW. That looks just like my mom’s famous recipe for lemon bars, but with orange. We keep getting oranges through the school lunch program and no one is eating them. I want to use them to make zest for these!!

    1. Author

      Yes! Do that. I actually think some of our oranges are from that same type of program too!
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  3. Hi Jen, oh my! Seriously my kind of cake, but not sure it’s the way to go right now as I’m trying to wean myself off of the lemon drizzle cake and lemon cookies I seem to live on these days! It’s a health kick, of course, it’s the vitamin C and not the sugar my body is craving (honest).

    These orange bars would be perfect in autumn when we have fresh oranges on the trees again. Pinning for then!

    xx
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    1. Author

      I know right?! We are all baking and not really doing very much moving these days. At least the sugar makes us happy :)

      Yes, use the fresh oranges. Those are best!
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