Marinated Oranges

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
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
Marinated Oranges Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 medium oranges, peeled and thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • Optional: Lime zest strips and vanilla yogurt


  1. Mix the first 6 ingredients, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Place oranges in a glass bowl; add juice mixture.
  2. Refrigerate, covered, until flavors are blended, 2-3 hours. If desired, top with lime zest strips and serve with yogurt.

Nutrition 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.