About a week ago, I made a recipe for Lemon Brownies, and they were awesome!
So, when a good friend of mine was talking about them, I decided to make her a batch.
When I was making them, I took my lemons from my fruit bowl, and saw these really yummy oranges and tangelos I have been buying. They have been really flavorful and juicy and I thought, I bet this would be a good version of the lemon!
Turns out I was RIGHT!
My hubby thinks they are even better than the lemon, which is good, because better on his hips than mine, right? 😉
When I went to type the recipe though, I got to thinking, they needed a different name.
When I found the recipe for the lemon brownies, I had never heard of such a thing?
Lemon BARS yes, brownies, no?
To me brownies were always brown, and blondies weren’t right?
So, I decided to call these Fresh Orange Bars, instead. Even though, it’s virtually the same recipe.
Fresh Orange Bars
for the bars:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons orange Zest
2 Tablespoons orange Juice
*You will need to zest and juice 2 large oranges or tangelos (or one of each) *
for the glaze:
4 Tablespoons orange juice
8 Tablespoons orange zest
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8×8 baking dish.
Zest and juice your oranges and set aside.
For the bars: whisk together, eggs, zest and juice and set aside.
In your mixer cream butter, add sugar and flour and salt and combine.
Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour into baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are golden brown, do not over bake.
For glaze: combine sugar, zest and juice and whisk until smooth.
Pour over the bars and place in the refrigerator to set.
Store in the refrigerator.
If you make this recipe, I’d love to know! Snap a picture, share the photo on social media with the hashtag #AnAffairFromTheHeart – I’d love to see what you made! – Michaela