Does dessert get any easier than this? I love something sweet after a meal that is heavy with garlic and onion. Most of my meals are! This sweet offering with fresh orange slices is just perfect: light, sweet, and palate cleansing. And I mentioned easy, right?
Living on the edge of a large citrus-growing area, we have access to a variety of oranges for months on end. It’s easy to begin to overlook the harvest, to grow weary of it. Bounty can be that way, unless you have an arsenal of a wide variety of recipes for enjoying that harvest. This recipe is one for the arsenal!
This dish is slightly adapted from Epicurious (here), one grand place to find culinary inspiration. I added a drizzle of cream in the bottom of each serving plate because we all love the 50/50 effect. The pistachios add a nice\ color contrast as well as flavor. The toasted almonds suggested by Epicurious would be tasty as well. What about a dollop of whipped cream? Spectacular!
If you plan to serve this dessert more than once in the month, make up a large batch of the syrup and keep it refrigerated. Warm up just enough for the next dessert event and save the rest for later. You will have an almost effortless, instant dessert.
Orange flower water is available in Middle Eastern groceries, or order it online. Keep the opened bottle refrigerated and it will keep endlessly.
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