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Cranberry Orange Almond Quick Bread

4 reviews

You can customize this bread to your family's specific tastes. Try dried apricots and pecans, or dried blueberries and hazelnuts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Orange Chocolate Meltaways

8 reviews

The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...


Orange Spritz Cookies

5 reviews

Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and...


Orange Fudge Sauce

2 reviews

Ice cream lovers will scream for a jar of this rich, fudgy topping with a touch of orange flavor. It...


Celestial Cherry Conserve

1 review

This recipe produces a rich, concentrated flavor that works perfectly on toast, ice cream or cheesecake. I have also had...

Mixed Citrus Marmalade

I have an abundance of grapefuit and oranges, which I love to use in this orange-colored marmalade. It makes a...


Lemon Tea Cookies

13 reviews

These sandwich cookies taste rich and buttery and have a lovely lemon filling. The recipe has been in our family...

Strawberry Orange Spread

I wrap up this refreshing spread with jar toppers made from Christmasy fabric. It looks so festive tucked in a...


Orange Cranberry Bread

15 reviews

These moist loaves are packed with the zesty taste of cranberries and orange peel. I suggest serving slices toasted with...


Orange Pineapple Marmalade

1 review

This sweet citrusy marmalade from Stephanie Heise of Rochester, New York is perfect for spreading on English muffins or biscuits....


Dates-Under-a-Cloud Bars

When I was in grade school, we had a community cookbook that included these yummy bars. Use a wet knife...

Orange Gumdrops

4 reviews

I get nothing but rave reviews when I make these gumdrops and usually have to prepare three batches. The refreshing...


Cranberry Medley

1 review

I saw a cranberry chutney recipe that used sugar, oil and other flavors I didn't care for, so I made...


Orange-Sugared Pecans

1 review

I regularly cook up these candied pecans for Christmas gift-giving and family munching. The citrusy-sweet flavor is different and delicious....


Rustic Cranberry & Orange Bread

3 reviews

Studded with cranberries, slices of pretty bread make the perfect holiday brunch treat. —Megumi Garcia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Mimosa Butter Cookies

4 reviews

You can add many different flavors to butter cookies to make them your own. Try an alternate type of citrus...

Orange-Pistachio Divinity

Old-fashioned divinity candy is even yummier with a hint of refreshing orange zest and bits of crunchy pistachios. Store-bought versions...


Citrus-Cinnamon Stir Sticks

To add a little zest to hot cider, our home economists came up with these simple stirrers. Once the stirrer...


Sugared Citrus Walnuts

These sweet nuts are great at a holiday party or to give as a gift. People just can't stop snacking...


Rhubarb Marmalade

24 reviews

My daughter makes this marmalade every spring when rhubarb's abundant. Our family enjoys her gift…a refreshing departure in flavor from...


Cranberry Rum-Raisin Relish

Break away from tradition and serve this tasty alternative to plain ol' cranberry sauce. The mild rum and clove flavors...


Quince Orange Marmalade

1 review

Quince sweetens this marmalade as it simmers and fills the house with its distinctive autumn aroma. It’s great on toast...


Orange Blueberry Muffins

1 review

I got this recipe years ago, and it is still a family favorite. Blueberries are grown right here in the...


Cinnamon Bun Cookies

2 reviews

I love cinnamon rolls, but working with yeast can be scary. These cookies give you the taste of a cinnamon...

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Sweet Italian Holiday Bread

4 reviews

This is authentic ciambellotto, a sweet loaf my great-grandmother used to bake in Italy. I still use her traditional recipe—the...


Iced Orange Cookies

15 reviews

I usually make these bite-size orange cookies at Christmastime, when oranges in Florida are plentiful, but they're delicious any time...


Frosted Orange Cookies

5 reviews

"I remember my dad making a big batch of these citrus cookies when I was growing up," writes Tammie Young...


Strawberry-Citrus Marmalade

3 reviews

I love strawberries but had never picked them until my neighbors took me to the local strawberry farm years ago....


Plum Conserve

My mouthwatering conserve is a versatile gift. It makes a lovely garnish for rolls during holiday feasts, is delicious paired...