Orange Yummy Brownies

"This is such a unique and tasty dessert or snack. Such a nice change from the chocolate brownie. I cannot wait to make with cranberries and nuts at Thanksgiving! This recipe was posted on by Paula Deen; and the creator of this wonderful recipe was one of a hundred finalists in the 39th Pillsbury Bake-off."
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Add butter, eggs, orange extract, and orange zest and beat with a handheld electric mixer until well blended.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown and set.
  • Remove from oven and pierce top of entire cake with a fork.
  • Glaze: Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring until smooth.
  • Pour glaze over cake.
  • Cool cake and cut into squares.

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  1. IndyEater
    A keeper! Can't wait to make again.
  2. Pasta Princess
    Outstanding! A big hit at our house! Everyone thought they were a new kind of LEMON bar!? Will make again!
  3. Luv2cook4friends
    Great recipe! I made this for my office cookoff competition (the contest required participants to use orange in a recipe) and won 2nd place! They really do come out with the consistancy of brownies. Very tasty! Note: Be sure to spray the pan very well, they are very moist and can stick if you don't grease the pan.
  4. mamadelogan
    I really enjoy the taste of these orange brownies or whatever you want to call them. I too have been making them ever since I saw Paula make them on her show . I have also tried a cream cheese orange frosting on them and it came out delicious. Thanks for taking the time to post.
  5. Barb in WNY
    Not really a brownie in texture but they are terrific. Should call them orange delights.


  1. Chef PJ Williamson
    My grandkids loved these, they did not last a day. I found them too sweet for me as I am trying to avoid sugar. I have been trying to come up with an alternative to the amount of sugar and calories. I added all the nutritional information from each ingredient and came up with approx 54 calories for a one inch square. And you do not want to know the rest! But this was more like cake to me, but oh so yummy. I thought about doing the lemon as another poster said but have not got around too it. I did however use one cup sugar on one cup Altern sweetener instead and move over butter instead of real butter. That turned out more cake like than the original but tasty, it did not have the wow factor these had. I give these and triple A


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