Candied Citrus Bars


Candied Citrus Bars

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Candied citrus bars cut in squares

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To extract the most juice, roll the room temperature citrus on a cutting board with the palm before juicing the fruit.

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Serves 16
1 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
½ c. Hy-Vee powdered sugar
4 tbsp. Hy-Vee cornstarch, divided
½ c. plus 1/4 c. Hy-Vee butter, cold, sliced, divided
6 egg yolks
1 ¼ c. strained fresh orange juice (4 oranges)
¼ c. strained fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)
⅔ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
Candied tangerine slices*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  4. Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium saucepan whisk together egg yolks, citrus juices, granulated sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining 1/4 cup butter. Pour filling over hot crust.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Just before serving, use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into bars; top each with candied tangerine slices.
  7. For candied tangerines slices, cut a tangerine into very thin slices. Place slices in a saucepan. Add water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drain.
  8. In same saucepan, combine tangerine slices with 2/3 cup water and 2/3 cup Hy-Vee granulated sugar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slices are tender and translucent. Cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition facts


220 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 2g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 25%
Iron 4%
Calcium 2%

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Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2015.