Orange Compote with Date-Walnut Wontons
From EatingWell: January/February 1997
If a compote of oranges with candied zest sounds like pure spa food, it becomes rich and exotic when paired with crisp, candylike bites of date-walnut wontons.
- 3 large oranges, such as Valencia or blood oranges
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, or raspberries
- 4 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish
- 8 Date-Walnut Wontons, (recipe follows)
- Remove long strips of zest from half of one of the oranges with a vegetable peeler. Scrape away any white pith clinging to the zest with a paring knife. Cut the zest lengthwise into fine julienne strips. Blanch the zest for 1 minute in a saucepan of simmering water. Strain, reserving zest in the strainer.
- Combine 1/4 cup water and sugar in the saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add the blanched zest and simmer until transparent, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the zest with tongs to a sheet of parchment paper or foil to dry. Reserve the poaching syrup.
- Remove all the peel and pith from oranges with a paring knife. Working over a bowl to collect juice, cut sections out from between the membranes, letting them drop into the bowl. Squeeze any remaining juice from the membranes into the bowl. Gently stir in the reserved poaching liquid and orange liqueur. Cover and chill the orange compote until serving time or overnight.
- To serve, divide the orange compote among 4 dessert dishes. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds (or raspberries) and the candied zest over the top and garnish with mint. Serve with Date-Walnut Wontons.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: The candied zest (through Step 2) can be stored, covered, at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Per serving: 233 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 6 g fiber; 93 mg sodium; 394 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (126% daily value), Fiber (22% dv), Folate (17% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 3
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate
More From EatingWell
In celebration of EatingWell's 10th anniversary we picked our...
These easy weeknight suppers are inspired by the bountiful...
Take advantage of summer's bounty of fresh produce with these...
Muffin tins are great for making more than just muffins,...
Use your charcoal grill or gas grill for more than just...
Potato salad is a favorite summer dish, but classic versions...
It’s no wonder that the Mediterranean diet is considered to...
Enjoy the world’s healthiest diet with these delicious...
Make your own pickles! Get the most out of summer’s bounty by...
Berries and fresh summer fruit star in our healthy homemade...
Pork tenderloin is an easy and healthy addition to your...
Our healthy pepper recipes, including recipes for bell...
Fresh, sun-ripened tomatoes not only taste wonderful, they...
For a quick and healthy dinner, make one of our easy stir-fry...
While nothing quite beats eating quickly boiled or grilled...
From healthy blueberry muffins and blueberry pancakes topped...
- Total Time
- 1 hour or less
- Type of Dish
- Desserts, fruit
- Ease of Preparation
- January/February 1997