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Blood Orange Dessert Bars Recipe

A sweet and soft filling made with blood oranges spread over top of a crumbly cookie crust.
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, dessert, orange
Author: Jane and Sonja

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cups unsalted butter soft

Filling

  • 2 tbsp blood orange zest from 1 orange
  • ½ cups orange juice from 2 oranges
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line an 8 X 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Mix the flour, powdered sugar, and butter together until a soft dough forms.
  • Press this dough evenly in the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Add the zest, juice, sugar, flour, salt, and eggs into a blender/food processor.
  • Pulse until light and frothy.
  • When ready, remove the crust from the oven.
  • Pulse the mixture one more time.
  • Pour the filling on the top of the hot crust.
  • Return to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven when done and set aside and cool completely to room temperature.
  • Just prior to serving sprinkle powdered sugar on top.