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
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

1/2 cup: 212 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g 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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