Cara Cara Orange Bars

Try this pink-orange twist on traditional lemon squares. Since they’re made with gluten-free flour and plant-based butter, everyone can enjoy a bar!

Serves: 16Prep: 3 hours 15 minutesCook: 35 minutesTotal: 3 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 1⁄2 cup plant butter, softened
  • 3⁄4 cup Kroger Brand Pure Cane Granulated Sugar, divided
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon Cara Cara orange zest
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh Cara Cara orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 8” square pan with parchment paper, allowing at least 2” overhang.
  • In large bowl, stir together plant-butter, ¼ cup sugar, 1 cup gluten-free flour, orange zest and salt until just combined.
  • Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15-17 minutes, until edges just start browning.
  • Meanwhile whisk together remaining ½ cup sugar and 3 tablespoons gluten-free flour blend until no lumps remain. Whisk in eggs, orange juice and lemon juice until well blended. Pour over crust.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes or until set in center.
  • Let cool at room temperature 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to chill thoroughly.
  • Remove from pan using parchment paper. Cut into bars. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.