Orange Brownies

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Leave it to me to take a nice innocent fruit and turn it into a decedent  dessert! They are a little tart and sweet with a wonderful glaze on top that sends them over the top…Yum

I also love these little brownies, because there’s no mix involved and basically just ingredients you’d already have, except maybe the extract. Flour, sugar, salt, butter,eggs, extract and zest in the brownies and in the glaze, confectioner’s sugar, juice from the orange and the rest of the zest from the orange.

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I love the crunchy glaze on top!

Orange Brownies

  • Servings: 24 brownies
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2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 cup butter, soften

4 eggs

2 teaspoons orange extract

zest of one orange, divided

1 cup confectioner’s sugar

juice of 1 orange

Preheat oven to 350, in a large bowl add sugar, flour and salt, mix together well.  Then add butter, eggs, extract and 1/2 of the zest and beat with a mixer on medium until well combined. Pour in a 13 x 9 pan that’s been sprayed with non stick spray.  Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown, remove from oven and poke all over with a fork. In a small bowl combine remaining zest, confectioner’s sugar and orange juice, if the glaze is too thin add more sugar or too thick add a little water.  Pour over warm brownies, cool completely before cutting.

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