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Almond Sunshine Citrus Recipe

Almond Sunshine Citrus Recipe

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a newspaper. The tangy combination of citrus fruits is welcome as a light dessert after a big meal of as a refreshing addition to a brunch. Friends and family rave about it. —Geri Barr of Calgary, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large navel oranges
  • 1 medium red grapefruit
  • 1 medium white grapefruit
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 small lime
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Grate enough peel from the oranges, grapefruit, lemon and lime to measure 1 tablespoon of mixed citrus peel; set peel aside. To section citrus fruit, cut a thin slice off the bottom and top of the oranges, grapefruit, lemon and lime. Place each fruit cut side down on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, remove peel and white pith. Holding fruit over a bowl, slice between the membrane of each section and the fruit until the knife reaches the center; remove sections and place in a glass bowl. Set 1/2 cup juice aside.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and reserved peel and juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes. Cool; stir in extract. Pour over fruit. Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup fruit and juice) equals 203 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.