Orange Appeal Recipe
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Orange Appeal Recipe

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Oranges add color and great taste to winter meals! Orange Appeal looks very bright and appealing served in a glass bowl, and it's a light and easy dessert to finish off a hearty holiday meal. As far as I'm concerned, the citrusy aroma of oranges is a must at Christmas time!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 to 10 large oranges, any variety
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice concentrate or orange flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 cup coconut, shredded
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds, sliced
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 212 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Peel oranges, removing as much white membrane as possible. Cut into 1/4-in. slices or section as pictured. Arrange half of the orange slices or sections overlapping on large platter or in a round glass bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with concentrate/liqueur, coconut, almonds and one-half of confectioners' sugar. Top with remaining oranges. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Chill until serving time. Serve chilled on glass plates with tea cookies and coffee. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Orange Appeal in Country December/January 1990, p51

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"I had a bunch of navel oranges that needed to be used so I found this recipe. So simple and so good! I used orange juice concentrate this time, but when I want to be "sophisticated" I will try the orange-flavored liqueur."

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