Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Orange Summer Squares

Yum
The colors and flavors of citrus just say summer to me.  Maybe that's why I crave them in the winter?
Anyhow, we are a long way from THAT season and even though crayons, folders and notebooks are overflowing the shelves, I am staying in summer.  Here's a fun twist on my fabulous lemon squares.


Orange Squares have a sweet orange flavor with an awesome shortbread crust.



Ingredients:
1 stick of butter
1 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp orange zest
2 eggs
2 Tbsp orange juice
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp orange zest
powdered sugar for dusting
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt butter in an 8 x 8 square pan in the oven.  Mix flour and powdered sugar in a bowl. 
Stir into the melted butter and press onto the bottom of the pan to form the crust.  Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.  
Remove from oven.
Beat the eggs and orange juice.  Mix in sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and orange zest.  Pour the entire mixture over the hot crust.  Bake at 350 degrees fro 20 minutes or until lightly brown.  Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar.  Cut bars while warm and then refrigerate.


What a great way to end a summer meal!

Looking for more citrus inspired recipes?
Look no further...

Citrus Round Up
Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,
Christine
You may also like my Lemon Squares recipe:
Lemon Squares