Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie

Orange Marmalade Almond Bars

August 29, 2016Teresa

Orange Marmalade Almond Bars are totally terrific. They have a shortbread crust layer, topped with an orange marmalade filling and then generously sprinkled with sliced almonds. I came up with the idea from my Apricot Almond Bars. Orange Marmalade, Cherry or almost any other flavor works well in this delightful recipe.

I grew up eating lots of oranges. We had a navel orange and a tangelo tree in our yard growing up in Florida. My mom planted them along with a lemon tree and a couple of apple trees when we first moved there. We ate oranges all through the spring and summer months, just pulling them off the tree when we wanted to.

Mom also used to make this really thick, pulpy juice that we would freeze and eat with a spoon out of the jar in the heat of summer to cool off. Back in those days all kids played outside. There were no electronic gadgets and my folks didn’t want us inside watching TV all day long. So instead of popsicles, we ate Mom’s orange pulp to keep cool. We loved it and I grew up loving orange-flavored foods as a result.

I had half a jar of Orange Marmalade leftover after making Glazed Orange Marmalade Chicken a month or so ago. I decided to try this recipe and see how it turned out. It was amazing. The bars were rich and gooey, just the way we like them. I do suggest, however, that you either freeze or refrigerate the bars before cutting as they are so gooey otherwise.

Orange Marmalade Almond Bars are a great option for holiday baking, but you can make these scrumptious treats any time of the year. I guarantee your family and friends will surely appreciate every batch of these goodies.

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Orange Marmalade Almond Bars are great treats for holiday baking.

Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie

Orange marmalade and almonds make an incredibly delicious cookie.

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Orange Marmalade Almond Bars will have you drooling from the first bite.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Soften butter. I microwave it until it’s half way between softened and melted. Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add powdered sugar.

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Stir ingredients to combine.

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Pat ingredients into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.

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Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.

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Combine orange marmalade, sugar, egg, vanilla and butter.

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Whisk ingredients to combine.

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Spread orange marmalade filling onto hot crust.

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Sprinkle filling with sliced almonds.

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Bake at 350 an additional 15-20 minutes until set.

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It’s much easier to cut these bars if you freeze or refrigerate the bars first.

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Orange Marmalade Almond Bars are ooey, gooey and delicious!

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If you enjoy orange marmalade and almonds, you’ll love this festive and elegant dessert.

Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie

Don’t these jewels look terrific?

Here’s the recipe.

ORANGE MARMALADE ALMOND BARS

(Recipe inspired by my Apricot Almond Bars)

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These luscious cookie-type bars have a shortbread crust, an Orange Marmalade filling and topped with sliced almonds. Rich, decadent, amazing.
Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Crust:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Crust:
Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie
Instructions
Crust:
  1. In a mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar and butter.
  2. Spread into the bottom and ½ inch up the sides of a 9x13” glass baking dish that has been sprayed well with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 350° oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
Topping:
  1. For topping, beat egg, sugar, preserves, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Spread evenly over hot crust.
  3. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: These bars are much easier to cut if you freeze for one hour or refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.

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Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie

Orange Marmalade Almond Bars are wonderful treats to bring to office parties, potlucks and backyard barbecues.

Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie

These bars are rich, decadent, amazing.

Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie

If you love oranges, you’ll love Orange Marmalade Almond Bars.

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Orange Poppyseed Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #cake is so easy & delicious. We serve it for dinner or as a #breakfast #coffeecake. Terrific for company or #holidays like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #dessert #OrangePoppySeedCake #OrangeCake #OrangeDessert #HolidayDessert #MothersDayDessert #FathersDayDessert
Print Recipe
Orange Marmalade Almond Bars BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These luscious cookie-type bars have a shortbread crust, an Orange Marmalade filling and topped with sliced almonds. Rich, decadent, amazing.
Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Crust:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Crust:
Orange Marmalade Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing bars have a shortbread crust, #orangemarmalade filling & #almonds on top. Great #dessert for #holiday baking. #cookie
Instructions
Crust:
  1. In a mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar and butter.
  2. Spread into the bottom and ½ inch up the sides of a 9x13” glass baking dish that has been sprayed well with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 350° oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
Topping:
  1. For topping, beat egg, sugar, preserves, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Spread evenly over hot crust.
  3. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: These bars are much easier to cut if you freeze for one hour or refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.

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4 Comments

  • Joanne

    August 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    These bars look so good! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Teresa

      August 30, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks, Joanne. I hope you give them a try. They are a great treat.

  • Anonymous

    August 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    These bars sound amazing Teresa! 🙂 Yum!!!

    1. Teresa

      August 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you so much!

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