Melt-in-Your-Mouth Orange Squares

Recipe from Taste of the South
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Orange Squares
YIELD
approximately 2 dozen
PREP TIME
20 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr
by 4.5 11  people
add your rating
add a comment
Ingredients
Shop Kitchen ▾
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest, divided
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Garnish:
  • confectioners' sugar
Directions
1. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. 
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, almonds, confectioners sugar, and 1 teaspoon orange zest. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
3. 
Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
4. 
In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, orange juice, remaining 2 teaspoons orange zest, and extract. Combine remaining 1/4 cup flour and baking powder; add to sugar mixture, whisking to combine. Pour over crust.
5. 
Bake for 20 minutes, or until set. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired. Cut into squares to serve.
Comments
Back to Top