Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A simple dessert with as much taste as it has class. Great to serve guests after a heavy dinner. I'd like to try this again with Splenda but I'm not sure that you will get a syrup with it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Zest all 4 oranges taking care to not get any of the pith (white part under the peel).
  2. If julienne the strips of zest.
  3. Place zest, sugar and water into a saucepan, stir to dissolve sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Simmer about 20-25 minutes or until mixture reduces to a syrup.
  7. Remove from heat, stir in jelly and liqour (if using).
  8. Chill thoroughly.
  9. Remove all remaining pith from the oranges.
  10. To prep the oranges, cut between the membranes (kind of like prepping a grapefruit) and remove the sections.
  11. To serve, arrange orange sections on individual plates or in dessert glasses and drizzle with chilled syrup.


Most Helpful

Quite nice. Syrup too strong when using orange marmalade and all the peel. I ended up doubling the recipe (less peel and marmalde) and added some five spice powder and cardamon to give it a spicey flavour.

girlfriday1967 February 06, 2009

Loved this made with orange juice and apricot jam. Perfect ending to a great dinner.

sugarpea March 02, 2007

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a