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Old 06-01-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Orange bars??

I have recently aquired a surplus of oranges and I want to use them. I love lemon bars but since I have more oranges than lemons I'm curious to substitute lemons for oranges in a lemon bar recipe. Keeping everything else the same. Do you think that would be good? I'd like to keep it as close to a lemon bar as possible. I think they'd be as refreshing as orange juice and may even be great as a brunch dessert for warm summer days. Please let me know how you think this would turn out!


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Old 06-02-2010, 12:07 AM   #2
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I see you found my lemon bar recipe. I think that would work well. Let us know how it goes. Try this Orange Cornmeal pound cake too. It is killer good.

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Old 06-02-2010, 12:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying to my thread and for the confidence boost! I'm not a very adventurous chef.
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:51 AM   #4
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I think Orange bars sound fantastic...let us know how they turn out!
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Originally Posted by jessdalina View Post
Please let me know how you think this would turn out!
I thinkyou might need to cut the sugar at least a bit. Oranges are innately much sweeter than lemons. I would probably start out using half the sugar called for in the lemon bars.

I'm also interested in your results. I love all citrus treats, and cook and bake a lot with oranges.

Dying to try that cake you mentioned, too, Alix... but it will have to wait until my cleanse is over.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:48 PM   #6
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boy! does that sound good, no orange tree but i do have a tangelo tree in my yard. they are super sweet. bet that would be good too. what a great idea.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:20 AM   #7
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I love oranges so I think it would turn out good... :) Hope you could let us know how it turned out.

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