Narsai David shares a recipe for spiced oranges.

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Treat Yourself To Simple Spiced Oranges

Recipes from KCBS Radio to your kitchen

Narsai David
March 08, 2019 - 3:59 pm

KCBS Radio's food and wine editor Narsai David is happy to once again share a favorite recipe from his home kitchen. This week, he focuses on a simple desert — spiced oranges. If you want to make it a fat-free treat, just leave out the whipped cream. 


(Recipe copyrighted 2019 by Narsai M. David)


4 navel or Cara Cara oranges

1 lemon

2 cups water

1 cup sugar

6 cloves

6 allspice

1 stick cinnamon

2 bay leaves

Optional: Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur

Who’s ready for dessert? Food and wine editor Narsai David shares his method for making spiced oranges with a simple syrup and (optional) whipped cream. Get the recipe on and let us know what you think.

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Grate the skin of one orange and the lemon and set aside for garnish.

Using a knife, remove the skin and white tissue from the oranges. Save the peels from two oranges, 

Make two cuts across halfway through the oranges so that they can be spread like a lotus into four segments. 

Make a syrup with the saved orange peels, lemon juice, water, sugar, and spices. Simmer in covered pot for about 30 minutes

Strain the boiling syrup over the peeled oranges and let cool. Refrigerate overnight, or up to one week.

Serve in a bowl with some syrup.

Garnish with grated orange and lemon zest, and a splash of Grand Marnier.

Optional: Spread open the cut end of orange, lotus like, and decorate with a little whipped cream before sprinkling with the zest.