Top Review by Kree
Wow! This is one of those recipes that completely exceeded my expectations. I was amazed at how intense and sweet the flavor was. As someone without much experience with citrus, I also loved the detailed instructions. I halved the liquid ingredients and used 3 oranges, 1 tangerine, and 2 kiwis. It did take more like 25-30 minutes for the liquid to reduce on my stove, but the result was well worth it. Thanks for a healthy and delicious treat, Mimi.
- 2 cups sweet dessert wine, such as late-harvest gewurztraminer, late-harvest riesling, french sauternes or 2 cups muscat wine, de beaumes-de-v
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄2 vanilla bean
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
- 5 seedless oranges
- 2 grapefruits (see note)
- 3 kiwi fruits
Directions See How It's Made
- In a saucepan, combine the wine, orange juice and honey.
- Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and, using the tip of a knife, scrape the seeds into the pan.
- Add the pod and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until the liquid is reduced to about 1 cup, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the raisins.
- Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.
- Using a sharp knife, cut a thick slice off the top and bottom of each orange to reveal the flesh.
- Then, standing each orange upright on a cutting surface, cut off the peel and white membrane in thick, wide strips.
- Working with 1 orange at a time, hold the orange over a bowl and cut along either side of each segment to free it from the membrane, letting the segments drop into the bowl.
- Repeat this same technique with the grapefruits, using the tip of the knife to remove any seeds.
- Peel the kiwifruits.
- Cut each into 8 wedges and add to the oranges and grapefruits.
- Add the cooled liquid and raisins, removing the vanilla pod, and stir.
- To serve, spoon the fruit into individual bowls.