Marinated Oranges Recipe
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Marinated Oranges Recipe

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This flavorful fruit was actually the topping in a cake recipe. But I didn't want all the calories or fat from the cake—and the oranges are a good dessert all by themselves! The dash of vanilla extract brings out the fruit's sweetness. —Carol Poindexter, Norridge, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel (1 medium orange)
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (1 small lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 medium oranges, peeled and thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • Vanilla yogurt, optional
  • Grated lime peel, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 86 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.


  1. Combine first six ingredients; pour over oranges. Cover; refrigerate 2-3 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon. If desired, top with vanilla yogurt and grated lime peel. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Oranges in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p21

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LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 244459
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"this is a nice refreshing dessert but it's also great for breakfast."

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