Blood Orange Bars are a less tangy version of lemon bars. They are vibrant, full of orange flavor, and rest on a buttery shortbread crust. This simple recipe will bring light to your cold winter days.
Blood Orange Bars
This is one wintery dessert gorgeous enough for Valentine's Day!
The smooth creamy filling is nothing more than a flavorful blood orange curd.
The curd sits on top of a crisp, buttery shortbread crust.
I'm a huge fan of blood oranges, with their dark colored flesh and sweet citrus flavor, I get so excited when I see my grocery store stocked with them.
Once again a gorgeous fruit got the best of me and I had to buy the biggest bag available. At the time of purchase, I had no idea what I was going to do with this stunning orange, but it didn't take me long to figure it out.
I modified my all time favorite lemon bar recipe and turned it into a pleasantly sweet blood orange bar.
I didn't change much about the bars. I only swapped the lemon for orange, reduced the sugar, and used 5 whole eggs. Everything else is pretty much the same and the result is amazing!
To ensure the orange flavor was prominent, I used a whole cup of juice and some zest. The zest really brightened up the flavor.
And because the oranges are already sweet I didn't use much sugar at all. You could probably cut it back even more if you are watching your sugar intake.
Go grab a bag of blood oranges while they are in the stores! You don't want to miss this winter treat!