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Almond Sunshine Citrus

 Almond Sunshine Citrus
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
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

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 McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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,

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Almond Sunshine Citrus (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 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: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.