Caramelized Oranges with Cardamom Syrup

Caramelized Oranges with Cardamom Syrup

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2018

Turbinado sugar has a rich, molasses-like flavor that plays nicely with sweet-tart oranges in this easy healthy dessert recipe.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 6 medium oranges (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted pistachios


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  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Rub sugar and cardamom together in a small bowl. Transfer 1 tablespoon of the cardamom sugar to a small saucepan.
  3. With a sharp knife, remove rind and white pith from 5 oranges. Slice into ½-inch rounds. Place on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with the remaining cardamom sugar. Broil until the orange slices are lightly browned around the edges, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, zest and juice the remaining orange. Add the zest, ⅓ cup of the juice and vanilla to the sugar in the saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in butter.
  5. Transfer the orange slices to a platter and drizzle with the syrup. Top with pistachios.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 4-5 orange slices
  • Per serving: 164 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 4 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 48 mcg folate; 6 mg cholesterol; 22 g sugars; 8 g added sugars; 425 IU vitamin A; 81 mg vitamin C; 68 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 1 mg sodium; 346 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (135% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Reviews 1

January 21, 2018
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By: Camille
The flavors are extraordinary. I will definitely make it again and double the recipe for the syrup. Superb.
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