Oranges in Plum Wine - dummies

By Judi Strada, Mineko Takane Moreno

This simple dessert of oranges in plum wine is easy, beautiful, and refreshing. The plum wine complements the oranges wonderfully, and you can prepare this dessert up to a day ahead of serving it.

Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes to marinate the orange segments

Yield: 4 servings

4 large navel oranges

1 to 2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup plum wine

4 mint sprigs

  1. Rinse and dry the oranges.

  2. Zest one of the oranges.

  3. Peel the oranges with a sharp knife.

    Don’t leave any white pith, which is bitter, on the fruit.

  4. Slice the oranges into segments, between their membranes.

    Hold them over a bowl while you slice them to catch the juices.

  5. Drop the segments into the juice.

  6. Squeeze any remaining juice out of the orange membranes.

  7. Taste the juice in the bowl and add sugar, as desired.

  8. Pour the plum wine over the oranges.

  9. Marinate them for 30 minutes or so in the refrigerator to soften the flavors.

  10. Serve the oranges in the plum wine juice, garnished with orange zest and mint leaves in 4 individual bowls.

Per serving: Calories 191 (From fat 4); Fat 0g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 1mg; Carbohydrate 35g (Dietary fiber 5g); Protein 2g.