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Blood Orange Lemon Squares

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These Blood Orange Lemon Squares are as yummy as they are beautiful! A perfect winter version of our favorite lemon bar recipe.

3HR 38MIN

Total Cooking Time

11

Ingredients
Olive and Artisan
Recipe developer, writer, photographer and pun making extraordinaire. I’m passionate about developing mouth watering recipes that are balanced with amazing flavor combos.
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Ingredients
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Servings:
12
Serves 12
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Filling
6
Eggs , room temperature
3/4 cup
Freshly Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
1/4 cup
Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
1
Lemon , zested
1 Tbsp
1 cup
to taste
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
for dusting
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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2
In a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, combine Granulated Sugar (1/4 cup) , Vanilla Extract (1 tsp) , and Butter (1 cup) until it starts to turn pale.
Step 3
Add the All-Purpose Flour (2 cups) one cup at a time, and continue to mix on low until it starts to combine.
Step 4
Turn off the mixer and using a silicone spatula, fold the dough together until it forms a ball.
Step 5
Place dough on a 9x13-inch cookie sheet (at least 1 1/2 inches deep) or casserole dish, and press the dough out until it covers the entire sheet.
Step 6
Bake for 18 minutes. Take our the crust but leave the oven on.
Step 7
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together Eggs (6) , Granulated Sugar (3 cups) , Blood Orange Juice (3/4 cup) , Lemon Juice (1/4 cup) and 1 Tbsp zest from the Lemon (1) until smooth.
Step 8
Add the All-Purpose Flour (1 cup) and continue to whisk for 2 minutes.
Step 9
Pour mixture into the crust and bake for another 30-35 minutes.
Step 10
When the time is up and the bars look set and firm, remove from the oven and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Step 11
Then, refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Step 12
Dust with Powdered Confectioners Sugar (to taste) . Add in beet powder or hibiscus powder to the powdered sugar to add color if desired. Cut into squares.

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