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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Orange Bars

Packed with fresh orange flavor and seriously sweet & delicious! Yum!


A fun and amazing twist on the traditional lemon bar! Sweet, tart, citrus overload!! Yum!


RECIPE:

  • 1 cup light butter -cold

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar substitute

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

FILLING:

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar substitute

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (up to 1 tablespoon, but zest can be strong so start with less)

  • confectioners sugar, for dusting


CRUST:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • In a medium bowl, blend together cubed butter, flour and sugar with a pastry cutter, a food processor, or your hands. Press into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan lined with parchment paper.

  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are just starting to brown.

FILLING:

  • In a large bowl, crack eggs and whisk them.

  • To the eggs, add sugar, flour, orange juice, and orange zest. Whisk well, until no clumps remain. Pour over the baked crust after it is done baking.

  • Once the filling has been added, bake for an additional 20 minutes. (Do not cover.)

  • Remove from oven and let bars cool to room temperature. Place in the refrigerator for at 2 hours then dust with confectioners sugar before serving.

  • Cut into squares and serve.

12 Bars:

152 Calories

7g Fat

17g Carbs

4g Protein


Recipe inspiration from 1ambaker.com





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