Clementine Cornbread Shortbread - Carolina Country

Clementine Cornbread Shortbread

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Clementine Cornbread Shortbread

Little bags of clementines appear in stores come fall and winter — an early sign that the holiday season is upon us. Some remember having them tucked into our stockings with nuts and other fruits back in simpler times. If you like something not quite as sweet as most, you’ll enjoy this shortbread. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.



  • 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Zest of 1 clementine
  • ½ cup solid coconut oil
  • ¼ cup clementine juice (about 3)


  • 2 large eggs

  • ¼ cup clementine juice (about 3)

  • ⅔ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. For the crust, combine mix, flour, sugar and zest. Cut in oil and add 1 tablespoon of juice at the time until well incorporated. Spread down firmly in the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before baking.

  3. Bake for about 16 minutes and cool. 

  4. For the topping, beat all ingredients (except powdered sugar) together until combined. Pour over cooked crust.

  5. Bake until set and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

  6. Cool. Then dust with powdered sugar and serve.

Recipe courtesy of

Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at

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Comments (5)

  • Looks Delicious I would love to try it

    Gregory Flythe |
    December 14, 2022 |

  • I made this last week. It is absolutely delicious! Not too sweet, and very moist. The flavor improves after a a couple of days. Delicious as breakfast, dessert, or accompanying a light meal.

    Diana |
    December 15, 2022 |

  • is there a substitute for solid coconut oil? It is unavailable where I live.

    Puddin Borneim |
    February 18, 2023 |

    • Hi Puddin Borneim,
      I would try using butter or shortening. Let us know how it turns out!

      Carolina Country |
      February 25, 2023 |

  • Thanks for the information

    Gregory Flythe |
    March 08, 2023 |

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