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Cardamom Kumquat Bars

Cardamom Kumquat Bars

Sweet and tangy kumquats are a great twist to the classic lemon bar. Spread over a cardamom shortbread crust and your mouth will thank you! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a blender add:
    • 22 kumquats , halved & seeded
    • 4 TBS orange blossom water , *
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a 9x13 baking pan with aluminum foil and grease with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix with a scraper until fully incorporated:
    • 2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup butter, unsalted , melted
    • 6 TBS granulated sugar
    • 1 TBS cardamom, ground
  4. Press dough evenly onto the bottom of the foil-lined pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until edges start to turn golden brown.
  5. While the crust is in the oven, whisk in a bowl until incorporated, the kumquat purée and:
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3 cup granulated sugar
    • 3 eggs, large
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. Pour filling over hot crust and place back in the oven.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes and let kumquat bars cool completely before removing from the pan.
  8. Top bars with:
    • 1 TBS powdered sugar

Cardamom Kumquat Bars Detail

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 min
Inactive Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1 bar

Cooking Tips: * If you can't find orange blossom water, substitute with orange extract or orange liquor like Grand Marnier.