I’m stepping back from Melanie Makes for a few weeks to enjoy a maternity leave of sorts with our new arrival. In the meantime, I’m thrilled to be sharing recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers who I’m also lucky enough to call friends. Today, my friend Heather of French Press is sharing a perfectly Spring fruit dessert that I’m dying to try!
Hi, I’m Heather from French Press, and I am so excited to be sharing this recipe for blood orange bars with you today. I love absolutely EVERYTHING that Melanie Makes, so I was thrilled that she would ask me to help out
with the blog a bit while she enjoys some family time.
I make lemon bars all the time. Even though my kids and husband are chocoholics, I am not a big chocolate fan. Actually, I don’t like chocolate desserts at all unless it’s a brownie. When I want dessert I want something fruity. I’d probably make pie if I didn’t happen to stink at crust making, but I do, so I don’t. Lemon bars and this cheesecake mousse with fresh fruit are my go-to fruity desserts.
Wanting to change things up a bit in my dessert making, and seeing as how I am obsessed with all things blood orange lately, I went with blood orange bars.
While the intense color from the blood oranges didn’t come through as much as I would have liked, the bars were delicious. Sweet and unbelievably creamy from a bit of cream added right before baking, with a crust that is neither too dry nor greasy and soggy. If you enjoy fruit desserts as much as I do, these Blood Orange Bars will not disappoint.
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