Ooey Gooey Calamansi Bars




I love calamansi (or calamondin). I planted a tree and waited and waited for it to bear fruit.  If you have been following my blog, then you will know that I do not have a green thumb.  I kill most plants.  So when my calamansi tree started bearing fruit, I couldn’t believe it.  I planted a tree that I didn’t eventually kill.


I eventually started harvesting bags full of calamansi.  I usually just juice them and make calamansi drink or used it as an alternative to lemon juice in recipes.  This time, I decided to bake ooey gooey calamansi bars.  I got this recipe from the Yummy iPad app.  It’s a recipe app that is filled with delicious Filipino dishes and sweets.  It’s also an iPad version of the Yummy magazine.


  • 1 3/4 cup plus 3 tbs all plain flour
  • 2/3 cup icing sugar plus extra for dusting
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 2 tsp calamansi zest
  • 1/2 cup calamansi juice
  • 1/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven 180degC (160degC fan forced)
  2. In a food processor bowl, combine the 1 3/4 cup plain flour, icing sugar, cornflour and salt.  Add the cubed butter and process for about 15 seconds or until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Press onto a 33×22 cm (13x9inch) baking pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes
  5. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, 3 tbs plain flour, calamansi zest and juice and milk.  Pour mixture onto warm crust.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.  Slice evenly and dust with extra icing sugar.





Bon Appetite,



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