A little more than a week ago when I went shopping my wife kept reminding me how much we needed mandarins for the kids. She told me how much they loved them and they were going eat them up. So off course this morning I noticed that the bag of mandarin was not only still sealed but some of the fruits had started to go bad.
So I had been working up a new fruit bar recipe in my head, and figured why not?
Time to test out the Mandarin Bars recipe!
For the crust, combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. I then used a fork to cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
Place the mixture in a 9 inch square baking pan and cook for 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the sides are brown.
For the filling, I pureed 4 mandarins that yielded about 1 cup of juice.
In a separate bowl I combined the mandarin puree, sugar, flour, and eggs until fully mixed
Once the crust is done, pour the filling mixture and put back into the 350 degrees F oven.
Bake for another 20 minutes or until the filling is set.
Let cool the fridge for at least 2 hours or until your will-power breaks and you have to have a piece 🙂
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, cut into small cubes.
- 1 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- Juice of 4 mandarins (making about 1 cup of juice)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
- For the crust: Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Press into the prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden around the edges.
- For the filling: Combine the mandarin puree, sugar, flour and eggs in a bowl and whisk to combine.
- Pour over the crust and bake for about 20 minutes or until the filling is set.
- Allow to cool in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.