Recipe: Blood Oranges with Honey

Feb 12, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Dessert Recipes, Recipes
Blood Orange Supremes with Honey

Blood Orange Supremes with Honey

I got this idea from a British history show I was watching the other day talking about the renaissance era’s kingly food.  According to the show, it was common practice to serve fruit and honey for dessert during royal banquets.  Citrus fruit, especially oranges, were considered especially luxurious.  Thoughts of such simple elegance (at least from our perspective today) were going through my head as I was browsing the produce section at Whole Foods.  So it came as no surprise when I got to the checkout line with a couple of blood oranges in my basket with the intention of making this luxuriously scrumptious royal dessert.

Ingredients Needed for Blood Oranges with Honey

  • 2 blood oranges
  • 1 tablespoon wild honey

How to Make Citrus with Honey Dessert

Start by zesting one of the oranges, placing zest in a bowl.  Next, supreme both the oranges.  To do this, cut each end of the oranges off, stand on end, then cut off the peel and pith so that you see bare citrus segments.  Then, run your knife down each dividing segment pith, popping out the individual supremes as you do.  Place the supremes in a bowl, and then squeeze the pith ball with your hand to release any remaining juice, adding juice to the bowl of supremes.  If you’re not completely sure how to do this, here is a great overview video.

Spoon honey into bowl with the supremes, and gently toss with a spoon or your fingers.

Allow to mascerate for 30-45 minutes, then gently toss again.

Serve “as is” in individual cups, or serve over vanilla ice cream, French toast, cinnamon buns, or brioche with cream.

Serves 2

Recipe by Jothan Yeager, February 2014

 

The Bald Gourmet makes a simple and healthy dessert inspired from the kingly estates of the renaissance.

 

Recipe: Blood Orange with Honey
 
I got this idea from a British history show I was watching the other day talking about the renaissance era’s kingly food. According to the show, it was common practice to serve fruit and honey for dessert during royal banquets. Citrus fruit, especially oranges, were considered especially luxurious. Thoughts of such simple elegance (at least from our perspective today) were going through my head as I was browsing the produce section at Whole Foods. So it came as no surprise when I got to the checkout line with a couple of blood oranges in my basket with the intention of making this luxuriously scrumptious royal dessert.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Servings: 2

Ingredients
  • 2 blood oranges, zested and supremed
  • 1 tablespoon wild honey

Instructions
  1. Start by zesting one of the oranges, placing zest in a bowl.
  2. Next, supreme both the oranges. To do this, cut each end of the oranges off, stand on end, then cut off the peel and pith so that you see bare citrus segments. Then, run your knife down each dividing segment pith, popping out the individual supremes as you do. Place the supremes bowl with zest, and then squeeze the pith ball with your hand to release any remaining juice, adding juice to the bowl of supremes.
  3. Spoon honey into bowl with the supremes, and gently toss with a spoon or your fingers.
  4. Allow to mascerate for 30-45 minutes, then gently toss again.
  5. Serve as in individual cups.

Notes
You can also serve this tasty treat over vanilla ice cream, French toast, cinnamon buns, or brioche with cream.

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