"Grown-up dessert! Given to me by a friend who got it from a co-worker. Cooking time is chilling time. Note: Like TeresaS said, the way I described the preparation, it IS a pain to eat, so just cut up the filets so you get pieces, and layer the pieces, NOT whole slices!!"
photo by NorthwestGal photo by NorthwestGal
photo by NorthwestGal
photo by Mrs Goodall photo by Mrs Goodall
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
4 glasses




  • In a dry skillet, lightly toast the coconut flakes until slightly browned and fragrant. Remove from skillet into a bowl and stir in the brown sugar, mix well. Set aside.
  • Peel the oranges so that the whole outer skin is removed, like if you wanted to filet the oranges.
  • Slice the oranges (about 1/2 inch thick slices).
  • Layer oranges and flaked coconut into 4 glasses. The top layer should be coconut.
  • Sprinkle one tablespoon cointreau over each glass.
  • Chill for at least one hour, serve cold.
  • Garnish with whipped cream or any topping you like.

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  1. What a delicious dessert...but what a difficult one to eat...hubby finally dumped his in a cereal bowl so he could separate the orange bits for easy eating...I followed suit...we both enjoyed the toasted coconut and the liqueur...so next time I will just separate the sliced segments before assembling the finished dessert...and put them in a nice glass before serving...which I plan to serve to company...this really is a 5 star recipe...but the eating...it wasn't very romantic...hubby pulled a huge section out on his first try...not a happy camper...but the end result was wonderful...thanks for posting it...Made for Spring 2014 PAC =)
  2. We enjoyed this a lot. I did as a few others and cut my orange segments into bite-size pieces so it would be easier to eat. I only had dark brown sugar on hand, and I think it tasted fine but light brown sugar would probably make a better presentation. And I also toasted my coconut too much. It wasn't burned, but it was too browned for the photos I took. But it's really good. Definitely one for the adults though. Thanks, Mia. Made for 2016 Culinary Quest (Philippines).
  3. Mia! Thanks for posting this yummy refreshing dessert, perfect on a hot summer night. Couldn't be much easier to make and the cointreau at the bottom of the glass was a nice surprise after eating the oranges and coconut!! (Stacy G made for CQ 2016)
  4. Glad that I tried this after it was decided to section the orange. So easy to eat with a spoon this way. A very simple and yummy dessert that's good enough for company.
  5. So simple and so good! I'm really glad I tried this recipe and I already know I will prepare this again! I prepared orange pieces as suggested and added the roasted coconut and brown sugar. For myself I added some "mandarinetto" (like Grand Marnier" but with tangerines), for my DS without any addition .. and he liked it very much as well. Thanks a lot for this great suggestion!



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