Scorched Oranges (Oranges Brulees)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

A deceptively easy dessert with a sophisticated presentation and taste. Enjoy!The recipe was taken from the 1972 edition of Popular French Cookbook by Mary Berry


  1. Peel the oranges removing all pith and slice thinly.
  2. Place in a shallow 5 cup oven proof dish and sprinkle with the liqueur.
  3. Lightly whip the heavy (35%) cream and blend it with the sour cream.
  4. Spread over the oranges.
  5. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  6. A few minutes before serving sprinkle the Demerara sugar on top and broil until the sugar has melted.
Most Helpful

Scorched Oranges! That sounds like a medical condition. Tasty and made for ZWT#8.

gailanng July 21, 2012

Add me to the list of fans of this simple and delicious dessert! I made it with peach schnapps... mmmmm....think fuzzy navel.... I started making this with a real orange, but upon realizing that I possess neither the skill nor patience to de-pith an orange, I opened a can of mandarin oranges. And that worked great! Plus the little mandarins are perfectly spoon-sized. I used creme fraiche in place of the sour cream and was quite pleased with the mixture. I made single servings in ramekins and sprinkled brown sugar on top. Sooooo good! I would advise not over-pouring the liquor, it doesn't cook off and it will turn the bottom of your ramekin into a creamy, boozy soup. Although depending on the crowd, that might not be a bad thing... ;-)

Wish I Could Cook November 05, 2010

Elegant....Sophisticated.....Delectable......Yummy in yer tummy. :) What an absolute treat this was. I made two individual servings using 2 oranges. Should have added some zest to the top too, but that will have to wait till next time. I didn't have any Grand Marnier, so used Malibu Rum. WOW! Tropical Brulee Deluxe. I made the mistake of piling the cream topping high, so when it started to melt.....all over the edges. Next time I'll make sure the ingredients don't go above the rim. ;) K9, this was a fantastic treat mid afternoon. Wonder if you could do a orange/pineapple mix.Honoured to make this as a "Thank You" for voting for Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia in the 2010 Kraft Hockeyville Competition.

Diana #2 April 28, 2010