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Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

A few years ago I was cleaning out boxes stored in a closet.  I found a cookbook in a box, Williams-Sonoma, Simple Italian Cooking recipes by Chuck Williams.  These recipes started my adventure in Italian cooking and eating.  The Mediterranean Diet works for my family with plenty of fresh vegetables and fresh fruit.  My Caramelized Oranges with Almonds is adapted from a favorite recipe “Oranges with Mint and Toasted Almonds.”  I made a few changes to  the recipe and serve as  an appetizer, salad or dessert.  It is wonderful with a brunch instead of orange juice.  Put the oranges on spinach or romaine lettuce the syrup for dressing;  there is a salad for dinner of chicken and pasta.  After eating a heavy meal of beef stew, Caramelized Oranges with Almonds lend a sweet and light dessert to the meal.

Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

A dish of fresh oranges in mild sweet syrup with toasted almonds and coconut for an appetizer, salad or dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers / Salad / Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon slivered orange zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sweet Marsala wine optional
  • 4 large navel oranges
  • 4 tablespoons toasted almond slices
  • 4 tablespoons toasted shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Wash and dry oranges.
  • Grate the rind off the oranges to get the zest.
  • Cut off the top and bottom of the oranges.
  • Cut off the peel and white pith.
  • Slice the peeled oranges into 1/2 inch slices, put into a serving bowl.
  • Save any orange juice.
  • In a medium sauce pan, put the zest, sugar, lemon juice, wine and orange juice.
  • Cook over medium heat until mixture is amber colored, about 5 minutes without stirring.
  • Remove the syrup from heat and pour over the orange slices.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  • Serve slices with the toasted almonds and toasted coconut on top.

Notes

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Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad

 

Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad

A light salad or dessert for a luncheon or buffet. Easy to prepare and can be made with favorite fruits and nuts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1 20 ounce can of pineapple tidbits

Instructions

  • Drain juice from pineapple into double boiler. Reserve pineapple tidbits.
  • Add honey, cornstarch and eggs to pineapple juice.
  • Whisk to blend, stir while cooking to thicken.
  • Stir in the butter and cool.
  • Pour the thickened dressing into a serving bowl.
  • Fold in pineapple, marshmallows, dates, pecans and oranges.
  • Chill a few hours before serving.

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Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad

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Dates, marshmallows, pecan, pineapple tidbits and orange make up the tropical salad.  Maraschino cherries add color as well as sweetness.  Be creative in your selection.

 

Marshmallow Pineapple Salad ready for lucheon or buffet.

Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad ready for luncheon or buffet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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