Satisfy your sweet tooth and inner health nut with these delicious, refreshing, and fruity orange dessert ideas & recipes, perfect for any holiday or occasion.
Are you ever unsure of what you should bring to a family gathering or holiday celebration?
Desserts are always appreciated! But if you want to make a dessert that's refreshing and carries a healthy dose of Vitamin C, you should choose a dessert that incorporates the use of fresh oranges!
Oranges are one of the sweetest citrus fruits, so it's only natural that they make their way into some tasty desserts.
Try out a few of these unforgettable orange desserts!
1. Orange Creamsicle Pie
This orange dessert combines sweet and tangy in a chilled pie perfect for an afternoon gathering. The creamy texture finds perfect harmony with a crumbly graham cracker crust that is both savory and refreshing. Just be sure to add orange zest and orange marmalade to get the full orange effect!
Another benefit of this pie is how easy it is to whip together and throw in the freezer.
2. Fresh Orange Frosty
This fruity frosty, with its orange and vanilla flavors blended perfectly into a dessert that can cool you down on a hot day, is perfect for any summer gathering. At 480 calories per serving, this dessert is packed with Vitamin C and 10g of protein.
To make this dessert, blend together 1/2 c. cold milk, 1 c. freshly squeezed orange juice, 1 orange, 2 tbsp. sugar, 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and 8 ice cubes. Top with whipped cream and a cherry.
3. Orange Panna Cotta
One of the best desserts with fresh oranges, orange panna cotta is a smooth custard with a topping. Simply whip the custard together, pour into 6 dessert glasses and chill them overnight (or for at least eight hours).
Once chilled, the custard will be firm, allowing you to top the panna cotta with any combination of orange curd, navel oranges that have been rolled in turbinado sugar, and a garnish of your choice.
4. Orange Truffles
An orange dessert list wouldn't be complete without the combination of oranges and chocolate! Orange truffles are the perfect chocolatey treat with a hint of orange that will complete the experience! These are perfect for any occasion, but they also make a sweet gift!
You can make 24-34 truffles with 2 oranges, 1/2 c. whipping cream, 18 oz. of finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate, and 1/3 c. cocoa powder.
5. Orange Meringue Cookies
These gluten-free, low-fat cookies are a welcome addition to any dessert table. These bite-sized cookies are 26 calories per serving, so you and your friends can eat twice as many and only feel half the guilt!
Just don't forget to fold your orange extract and orange zest into the mixture! For an extra dose of sweetness, consider folding in miniature chocolate chips, too!
Orange Desserts for Every Occasion
Satisfy your sweet tooth and get a dose of Vitamin C with these orange desserts. Your loved ones will be excited to try them and you'll be excited to know your contribution to the gathering was appreciated!
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