Maxine’s Fresh Orange Squares

I have mentioned before that my grandmother died a few years ago and one of the best things I received when we were cleaning out her house was a giant box of recipes. In the box are some recipes from her friends as well. Yesterday I tried Maxine’s Fresh Orange Squares and they came out pretty well.

I bought a giant bag of oranges from Costco last week and frankly, they are pretty bad. I hate wasting, so went to the recipe box to look up a recipe to try to use a few of them.


1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
2/3 cup finely chopped peeled orange (about 1 large)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Orange glaze*

*Orange glaze: Mix 2 tbsp. grated orange peel, 1/3 cup sifted confectioners sugar and 2 tsp water until smooth

Heat oven to 350. In small mixing bowl, beat sugar and egg on high for 3 minutes. Stir in flour, orange and nuts. Spread in greased 9x9x2 pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. While warm spread with glaze. Cool, cut into 1.5″ squares.

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Below is the finished product:

The squares were pretty dense. I substituted almonds for the walnuts because that is what I had laying around and it worked fine. The orange glaze is delicious on top. I imagine this would be even better with good oranges.

Cross posted at LITGM.

13 thoughts on “Maxine’s Fresh Orange Squares”

  1. I just chopped it as fine as I could. I stopped when it started turning into mush. It all gets sort of blended together anyways so if the chunks end up being a little large, no big deal.

  2. Some oranges are out of season in the summer.
    Also, I believe I was reading somewhere that the last season was a bad one in Florida. Cold weather perhaps

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