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Orange Curd Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Irresistible Orange Curd Bars with just 9 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. Super easy and made from scratch. The strong orange flavor will kick you.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange curd bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Sabine Venier
Shortbread crust
  • 2 cups flour (240g)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (50g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter (170g)
Orange curd
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar (200g)
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 cup flour (120g)
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice (240ml)
Powder sugar and orange zest to sprinkle on top
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175°C) and line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Shortbread crust: Place flour, sugar, salt, and butter in a food processor and pulse for about 10 times until coarse structure. Transfer crumbs to the prepared baking pan and press with your fingers into the pan evenly. Bake for about 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Then remove from oven and let cool until you are finished with the orange curd filling. Don't turn off the oven. 

  3. Orange curd: Meanwhile beat eggs, orange zest, and sugar in a large mixing bowl with a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until sugar is completely dissolved. Add flour and mix just until incorporated. Slowly add orange juice and mix on low speed just until combined. Pour onto crust. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until filling is set. Cover with parchment paper for the first 20 minutes to prevent browning too much.

  4. Let cool completely then transfer to the fridge. Before serving, sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar and orange zest. The Orange Curd Bars will stay fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Curd Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.