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Health Information Library Recipes Orange slices with citrus syrup

Orange slices with citrus syrup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 1 orange, sliced, with syrup
Calories 183

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Total fat < 1 g
Sodium 3 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Dietary fiber 4 g
Protein 2 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

This dessert uses all parts of the orange — zest, flesh and juice — to add depth and flavor.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)
  • 4 oranges
  • Zest (outermost skin) of 1 orange, cut into thin strips 4 inches long and 1/8 inch wide

For syrup:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice, strained
  • 2 tablespoons dark honey

For garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau (optional)
  • 4 fresh mint sprigs

Directions

Working with 1 orange at a time, cut a thin slice off the top and the bottom, exposing the flesh. Stand the orange upright and, using a sharp knife, cut off the peel, following the contour of the fruit and removing all the white pith and membrane. Cut the orange crosswise into slices 1/2 inch thick. Transfer to a shallow nonaluminum bowl or dish. Repeat with the remaining oranges. Set aside.

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the strips of zest with water to cover. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Drain and immediately plunge the zest into a bowl of cold water. Set aside.

To make the syrup, combine the orange juice and honey in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the honey. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the mixture thickens to a light syrup, about 5 minutes. Drain the orange zest and add to the syrup. Cook until the zest is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.

Pour the mixture over the oranges. Cover and refrigerate until well-chilled, or for up to 3 hours.

To serve, divide the orange slices and syrup among individual plates. Drizzle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons of the orange liqueur, if using. Garnish with the mint and serve immediately.

Last Updated: September 15th, 2018