Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 10 mins

A super elegant dessert that's super easy! Serve this the next time you entertain royalty. Prep time includes chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 12 cups champagne (or sparkling white grape juice)
  • 8 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 12 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Combine sugar and orange marmalade in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. Cool slightly.
  3. Combine sugar mixture, champagne, and orange sections, stirring gently.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours.
  5. To serve, spoon orange sections into individual compotes or dishes, and sprinkle with almonds.
Most Helpful

I don't usually like oranges, but this dessert is an exception. I made it for my husband and his family (who love oranges), and it was a big hit! This original dessert is light and refreshing - perfect after a rich or heavy meal. I bet it makes a great summertime treat, too. I was afraid that the champagne (I used a brut from Epernay) would overpower the sweetness of the oranges, but I was wrong. The two flavors complemented each other quite nicely! Thanks for sharing this recipe - I will make it again and again!

Kelley Maillard February 14, 2003