Chocolate-Orange Marmalade Brownies

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Mirj

Chocolate and orange together -- one of my favorite flavor combinations. I found this recipe after a neighbor gave me a gift of some homemade orange marmalade, way too much for us to have on toast alone.

Top Review by ellie_

Excellent brownies. I never had orange and chocolate together in brownies before but we loved the combination. I had to make a small change to this recipe because I only had 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate I added 1 ounce (square) of semi sweet chocolate and I was also out of the extracts, so I skipped the vanilla and just added 1 teaspoon of orange juice. Delicious even though we couldn't wait for 24 hours as the recipe suggests. Thanks for posting this keeper.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spread the nuts in a large, shallow baking pan and toast in the oven about 8 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
  3. Remove and cool, then break them into pieces and reserve.
  4. Grease a 13x9 1/2-inch baking pan with 1 teaspoon of the butter.
  5. In the top of a double boiler, over simmering water, place the remaining butter and the chocolate.
  6. Cover and heat until the chocolate is almost completely melted.
  7. Remove from the heat.
  8. Uncover and stir until smooth.
  9. Add the marmalade, stirring until it has melted and combined with the chocolate.
  10. Stir in the vanilla extract and orange extract and set aside until it is warm, but no longer hot.
  11. Sift the flour and salt and reserve.
  12. In the bowl of a mixer or by hand, beat the eggs until frothy.
  13. Add the sugar and beat until light colored and thickened (about 5 minutes).
  14. With the mixer on low, add the warm chocolate mixture, scraping the bowl and beating the mixture for a few seconds to combine.
  15. Add the flour and salt.
  16. Scrape the bowl and beat just until the flour has been combined.
  17. Do not overbeat.
  18. By hand, stir in the nuts and pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it out with a spatula.
  19. Bake about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  20. Cool in the pan.
  21. Cut into 18 3x2 inch brownies and serve or wrap individually in plastic wrap.
  22. Full flavor develops after 24 hours.
  23. Serve alone or topped with ice cream.

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