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Super Easy Orange Ginger Bars

Super Easy Orange Ginger Bars. So easy to make with just a few ingredients. The citrus & spice flavours go together particularly well for the Holidays too!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ginger, orange
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 129 kcal


For the bottom pastry

  • 1 cup cold butter cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour

For the orange ginger top layer

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • zest of one large orange or two clementines
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

You will also need

  • 1/4 cup candied ginger finely chopped


To prepare the pastry botton

  1. Using a pastry cutter or in a food processor blend together the butter sugar and flour.
  2. Press evenly into the bottom of a greased and parchment paper lined 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F ( 325 degrees F if you are using glass bake-ware)

To prepare the orange ginger top layer

  1. For the orange ginger topping simply whisk together all of the ingredients in the filling, except the candied ginger.

  2. Allow the topping to sit for about 10 minutes before whisking together well again and pouring over the baked shortbread base. Sprinkle  the candied ginger evenly over the top.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about another 20- 25 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and the custard appears to be set. Cool completely. Sprinkle with icing sugar when cool.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Super Easy Orange Ginger Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie bar)
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.