Orange Custard Shortbread Bars Recipe
Although there is a two-step process for making these treats and it requires a saucepan on the stove to make the custard, it’s easy to make. Custard powder is available at most larger grocery stores, and always at Asian groceries.
5 tablespoons custard powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 orange, juice and zest
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
1 3/4 cups water
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter
- Preheat oven to 350°; spray a 9" x 13" shallow baking dish or 1/4 sheet pan with non-stick spray and line with parchment.
- Filling: In a saucepan , whisk together the custard powder and 1/2 cup sugar.
- Add the juice of the orange and orange zest.
- Whisk in the orange juice concentrate and 1 cup water.
- Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, until thickened; turn off the heat.
- Mix the remaining 3/4 cup water and egg yolks; whisk the mixture into the orange mixture.
- Turn on the heat and cook until well-mixed and thick.
- Remove from the heat, add the vanilla and butter, and whisk until the butter has melted.
- Shortbread: place the flour, baking powder, salt, and 3/4 cup sugar in a food processor; process for a few seconds to mix.
- Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like cornmeal.
- Measure 3 cups of the mixture into the prepared baking dish; press down evenly.
- Spread the orange filling over.
- Crumble the remaining shortbread mixture over the orange filling.
- Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and cool before cutting into 32 bars.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 63
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 46% Protein 4% Carb. 50%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 96 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 14% Calcium 0% Iron 1%
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