Orange marmalade-cream cheese bars

Here is another confection from The Joy of Cookies I wasn’t sure we would like, but lo, and behold, we do. It was the cup and a half of orange marmalade that caused hesitation this time. Half of that is mixed in with the 12 ounces of cream cheese, two eggs and vanilla, and the other half is spread between the cream cheese layer and the base of butter, flour, salt and toasted chopped pecans. The crumbly layer on top is a cup of the base ingredients with an extra helping of pecans. A cup and a half is not an insignificant amount of orange marmalade, and we are not huge fans of that particular preserve, however its flavor is subtle in these bars, balanced perfectly with the nutty fragrance of the pecans. The consensus around here is that they are awesomesauce!

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About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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2 Responses to Orange marmalade-cream cheese bars

  1. Robyn says:

    I will second the awesomessauce verdict!

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