So… what to do if you have a bag of your favorite Cara Cara oranges hanging about? Well… if you’re a basic, normal person, you peel and eat. If you’re me – you make Orange Bars.

These are quick and easy and really good. Granted, they’re not quite as over-the-top as David Lebovitz’s Lemon Bars, but they’re not half bad! I actually forgot about David’s recipe, otherwise I would have made them with the oranges instead of lemon.

Oh, well… so many recipes, so little memory.

Orange Bars


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • pinch salt


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp finely grated orange peel
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8″x8″ pan with foil. Grease foil and set aside.

In a food processor – easiest – combine ingredients until it becomes a coarse crumb. Press into bottom of pan and bake about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

In a medium bowl, whisk all filling ingredients together until smooth. Pour over hot crust and bake about 25 minutes, or until filling is set.

Cool completely. Remove from pan and cut into squares, dusting with powdered sugar, if desired.

Really quick and easy – and really good!