Friday, January 1, 2010

Macerated Oranges and Moscato

Happy New Year!

After all the eating and celebrating these past few weeks, I decided to make something light for dessert.  I had some oranges left over from the Holidays, so I scoured my cookbooks and came up with this simple recipe from Eating Well.

Served up along side a 2009 Bartenura Moscato, it was the perfect foil for the sweet wine.  Try them both and I think you'll agree.

Macerated Oranges

4 Navel Oranges
2 T orange juice
2 T lemon juice
1 T sugar
1/4 t  cinnamon
Sprig of mint (optional)

Cut away the rind and the white pith from the oranges.  Slice the oranges in half, lengthwise, and then cut each half into 5-6 slices. Place them in a serving bowl.
Whisk together the next ingredients  and pour over the orange slices.

Soooo easy and delicious.

Another serving suggestion would be to lay the slices on a platter and drizzle  the mixture over the oranges.  Place a sprig of mint in the middle of the platter.