(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David says oranges make a delicious dessert! This is a good fat-free dessert that’s easy to make.
4 Navel oranges
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 stick cinnamon
2 bay leaves
Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur. Optional
Remove the skin of one orange with a zester and set aside for garnish.
Cut skin and white tissue from 4 oranges.
Cut a cross half way through the oranges so that they can be spread lotus like.
Make a syrup with peelings of 2 oranges, juice of one lemon, the water, sugar,
and spices. Simmer covered for about 45 minutes.
Strain boiling syrup over peeled oranges and cool. Refrigerate overnight, or up to one week. Serve in a bowl with some syrup.
Garnish with needle-thin threads of orange zest, and a splash of Grand Marnier.
OPTIONAL – Spread open the cut end of orange, lotus like, and decorate with a little whipped cream before sprinkling with the zest.
Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades.
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