Citrus Bars

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 52 Minutes


1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
4 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Garnish: orange and lemon rind strips


Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Beat until mixture forms a smooth dough. Press mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 20 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned.

Whisk together remaining 1/4 cup flour, granulated sugar, and next 6 ingredients; pour over baked crust.

Bake at 350° for 28 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, and cut into bars. Garnish, if desired.


Toni Thompson, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina,

July 2005
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