Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Marmalade Crumb Bars

These bars are packed with sweet orange flavor from the orange juice concentrate, zest and marmalade mixed right into the batter. Chewy and crumbly all at once. I would like to try making these with different jams or marmalades next time. I bet a strawberry jam would be pretty with a little hint of pink in the batter.

Marmalade Crumb Bars
9 x 13 inch pan | 400 Sensational Cookies

1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp orange zest
1/3 cup butter

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
1 tsp orange zest
2/3 cup orange marmalade

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line a 9x13 inch pan.

2. Topping: Whisk together flour, sugar adn zest then cut in butter until evenly combined and resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

3. Bars: Whish together flour, powder, soda and salt. In a separate bowl cream butter, sugar, powdered sugar until fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Beat in concentrate and zest. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring until just blended then stir in marmalade. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Crumble topping over batter.

4. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely in baking pan.

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