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A Dynamic Duo: The Top Pineapple Orange Recipes You Have to Try

Top Pineapple Orange Recipes

Are you looking to put your pineapple oranges to use? Here are some of the top pineapple orange recipes that combine the zest of orange with the sweetness of pineapple!

You nurtured your orange trees until full-grown status. But you need some great citrus recipes to consume some of your new oranges. You also have extra pineapple. 

You want a treat that satisfies your sugar cravings. A friend comes over and suggests you mix oranges and pineapples in one recipe. You've never heard of a pineapple-orange combination. 

Where do you begin?

Examples include starting with a pineapple punch recipe or a pineapple orange cake recipe. It may seem like an odd combination, but you'll find a wide array of pineapple orange recipes out there! This article will show you some creative recipes that require oranges and pineapples. Read on if you wish to invigorate your taste buds!

Pineapple Orange Cake

The citrus from the fruit will give this cake some extra zest. For this wonderful recipe, you'll just need some simple ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce -unsweetened
  • 1 carton of whipped topping -reduced fat
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 can of oranges- undrained
  • 1-ounce package of instant vanilla pudding mix - unsweetened

From there, set the pineapple, pudding mix, and the whipped topping to the side. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl on low speed. Then, pour the batter onto a baking dish.

  • Note: Apply cooking spray on the baking dish for non-stick purposes. Ensure the dish is 13x9 in.

Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. When finished, stick a toothpick in the center of the cake to confirm if it's well-baked. Mix the pineapple and pudding in a bowel. Add in the whipped topping. Next, spread the icing over the cake. Place in the fridge for cooling.

Orange Pineapple Cream Milkshake

If you want a sweet treat in liquid form, look no further than a milkshake that only requires basic ingredients. You'll need such essentials as:

  • 1 1/2 cups of milk - whole
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • Orange slices - for garnish purposes
  • 1/4 cup of pineapple
  • 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of vanilla ice cream

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend for around 30 seconds. You can also blend the ingredients until you have a smooth texture. Pour the mixture in a glass, and add the orange garnish. You can also try an orange pineapple smoothie as a replacement if you're not into milkshakes.

Orange Pineapple Drink

If you prefer a tasty treat that's not in dessert form, an orange pineapple drink is a perfect refresher. You'll need the following ingredients:

  • 3 rings of pineapple
  • 2/3 cup of orange juice
  • 1/3 cup of pineapple juice
  • 3 scoops of orange sherbert 

Place all the ingredients in a blender except the pineapple rings. Blend accordingly until it's fully liquified. Pour for two people, and place the two pineapple rings on each glass. Enjoy!

What Makes Pineapple Orange Recipes so Great?

Pineapple orange recipes are great due to the zest of the orange combined with the sweetness of the pineapple. Pineapple and oranges are so popular that you can also find this combo in various drinks such as diet drinks. 

Check out these other great citrus recipes on our blog!

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Kaffir Lime Recipes: Simple Ideas for a Spirited Fruit

Kaffir Lime Recipes

When it comes to the joys of cooking with citrus, these simple kaffir lime recipes will get your tastebuds dancing in half the time. Try these recipes today!

Not only are citrus fruits and limes from the kaffir lime tree highly nutritious, the tasty zing they add to salads, meats, curries, and cakes makes them super versatile too. 

While lemons are a popular choice for cooking with citrus, kaffir limes make a great alternative for dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Kaffir lime trees are also one of the top indoor citrus trees, meaning it's easy to cultivate your own culinary supply of limes.

To get the best out of your kaffir limes, check out these delicious lime recipes, which all serve four people.

Coconut & Lime Chicken

Kaffir lime recipes with chicken like this zesty dish are always a good choice!

Ingredients:

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 oz desiccated coconut
  • zest and juice of two kaffir limes
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder 
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Put the chicken, curry powder, lime zest, and juice in a bowl and mix well before adding the coconut. Place the coated chicken onto a rack inside a roasting tin, drizzle with oil, and then bake for 25 minutes. Serve with rice and extra lime juice. 

Lime Syllabub with Raspberries

This refreshing dessert is easy to make for the perfect summer treat. 

Ingredients:

  • 13.5 fl. oz double cream
  • 8 tbsp caster sugar
  • juice of six kaffir limes, plus the zest of two limes
  • raspberries

In a small saucepan, bring the cream and sugar to the boil. Stir constantly while it boils for around three minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the lime juice and most of the zest, then divide the mixture between four small pots.

Chill for at least two hours until set. When you're ready to serve, top each dessert with raspberries and some extra zest. 

Beef & Lime Tacos

Zesty and spicy, these tacos are a real taste sensation. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb ground lean beef 
  • juice and zest of two limes
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • avocado, jalapenos, and sour cream for serving

Mix the beef, lime juice, garlic, and pepper flakes with a little salt. Cook the beef mixture in a large skillet until browned. Serve on the tortillas with the accompaniments and extra lime wedges. 

Ginger & Lime Loaf

You'll love the zingy lime twist on the traditional ginger cake!

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz self-raising flour
  • 7 oz soft butter
  • 7 oz light brown sugar
  • juice and zest of two kaffir limes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tsp ground ginger
  • half tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp chopped stem ginger
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 350ºF then grease and line a 2 lb loaf tin. Beat the butter and light brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, add the eggs one by one and mix well.  

Slowly add the flour, ground ginger, and baking powder, then mix in the lime juice, vanilla, and 1 tbsp stem ginger. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 50-55 minutes. 

While your loaf is baking, make the syrup. Heat the dark brown sugar, half the lime zest, 2 tbsp of water, and 3 tbsp of stem ginger in a pan on a low heat until it becomes a thick syrup. When your cake has cooled, use a fork to prick holes in the top then drizzle the syrup over it, before topping with the remaining lime zest. 

Try Out These Lime Recipes Today

As these kaffir lime recipes show, there are plenty of different ways to add a zesty zing to your dishes.

And, with your own supply of kaffir limes at home, inventing your own lime recipes will be much easier!

To get started on growing your own kaffir limes, shop our range of citrus trees today, or check out our FAQs for more information.

Summer Sippers: 5 Lazy Day Citrus Drinks

Citrus Drinks for Summer

The best thing about summer is relaxing on a lazy day with luscious lemon and lime-infused citrus drinks. Check out these quickie thirst quenchers!

Are you an outdoorsy person? Do you like to spend time outside?

Don't forget to pack your water. It'll surprise you how easy it is to get dehydrated, especially on a hot summer's day. 

Not a fan of water? How about citrus drinks? Not only do they quench your thirst, but they can be quite refreshing, especially if they're homemade!

Want to make your own drinks from citrus fruits? We've compiled a few of our favorite recipes below. Keep reading to find out what they are!

5 Citrus Drinks That Are Perfect For the Summer

Here are some easy-to-make citrus beverages that are bound to quench your thirst.

1. Fresh Lemonade

What better way to relax than with a cup of freshly-made lemonade?

Begin by heating 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a small saucepan. Stir until it is completely dissolved.

Pour the melted sugar carefully into a large pitcher and add in 2 cups of fresh lemon juice. Add a dash of salt before stirring to blend. Allow the lemonade to cool to room temperature before putting it in the fridge. Serve cold.

2. Fresh Limeade

Limeade is a common drink made from fresh limes. Light green in color, it is both refreshing and fragrant. It's also easy to make.

Squeeze 5 to 6 kaffir limes to get 1 cup of lime juice. Remove any small seeds that you come across.

Pour the lime juice into a large pitcher and add 7 to 8 cups of water. Add in 1 cup of sugar to taste; stir until it is completely dissolved.

Place the pitcher in the fridge to chill for 2 hours before serving.

3. Sparkling Lime Rickey

This recipe makes a non-alcoholic version of the classic Lime Rickey cocktail.

Squeeze 5 to 6 limes to get 1 cup of fresh lime juice. Mix it with 1/2 cup of simple syrup (you can also use two tablespoons of sugar); stir until it dissolves.

Fill 4 small glasses with ice and pour in the sweetened lime juice mixture. Divide 1 cup of club soda between the glasses and stir until combined. Garnish the beverage with a lime wedge and serve cold.

4. Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon ginger tea is not only delicious, but it comes with plenty of health benefits. For instance, it helps to relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Begin by heating four cups of water in a pot. Remove from the heat source once it's boiled. Add in one lemon (sliced) and a small piece of ginger root.

Steep the lemon ginger tea for 20 minutes before straining. Serve warm or cold.

You can also add honey for extra flavor.

5. Lemon-Lime Margarita

Margaritas are cocktails that consist of tequila and citrus juice. Why not try making your own?

Wet the rim of a glass with a wedge of lemon or lime. Afterward, rub it in salt.

Combine 30ml of tequila, 60ml of lemon juice, 60ml of lime juice, and 20ml of simple syrup. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds, and serve cold.

Staying Refreshed in the Summer

Who knew citrus drinks were so easy to make? Which one will you be cooling off with this summer?

How about citrus cocktails? Expand your citrus drink horizons by trying out these tasty citrus cocktail recipes!

Or, check out our Citrus Simplified blog for even more citrus recipes!

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5 Amazing Uses for Meyer Lemons

Amazing Uses for Meyer Lemons

Meyer lemons are magical citrus fruits that are a bit sweeter than regular lemons. Here are 5 different ways to use Meyer lemons for healthy, flavorful dishes.

Wondering what to do with your Meyer lemons? Not to worry! In this article, we’ll go over some simple ways to incorporate a Meyer lemon into tasty recipes.

Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out!

Meyer Lemons: A Guide 

With your Meyer lemons, you can preserve your lemons, so you have citrus treats all year long. You can also add flavor to your supper table. Check out these health benefits of citrus fruits

1. Make a Lemon Relish

This is a tasty option for adding flavor to a chicken or fish dish. Dice up one peeled Meyer lemon with chopped shallot, fresh herbs, and garlic. Season the relish with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

2. Lemon Gin and Tonic

Add a few tablespoons of fresh Meyer lemon juice to your drink. Mix two ounces of gin with five ounces of soda water. Add in your lemon juice and with a sprig of mint. You could also stir in a teaspoon of grenadine.

3. Roasted Veggies and Sliced Lemons

Roast a sheet pan filled with potatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower. Once they’re done, turn on your broiler. Slice a Meyer lemon up and toss the slices onto the veggies. The broiler will create caramelization on the lemons and vegetables.

The Meyer lemons will add a touch of brightness to the dish.

4. Preserve Your Lemons

Consider preserving your Meyer lemons by making homemade marmalade. You can make a strawberry lemon marmalade for something unique.

If you’re going to juice some lemons, make sure you zest them beforehand. You can use a vegetable peeler for bigger pieces of a rasp for smaller bits.

Stir the zest into salt or sugar and let them dry. Pack this into a jar. You’ll have a sampling of Meyer lemon flavor all year long.

5. Make Lemon Jelly

With this recipe, you can make three half pints. You’ll need two and a half cups of fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice. This is around 20 lemons. You’ll also need two cups of sugar and four tablespoons of powdered pectin.

Prepare a boiling water bath along with three half pint jars. Place your canning lids in a pan of simmering water.

Next, squeeze your lemons and save the seeds. Place the seeds in the middle of a six-inch length of cheesecloth. Roll it up and tie it so the seeds can’t escape.

Mix the pectin into the sugar. In a non-reactive large pot, combine the seeds, sugar, and Meyer lemon juice.

Bring it to a boil and cook. Make sure you stir until the volume reduces in the pot. While you mix, clip a candy thermometer and watch it until it reaches 220°F.

The bubbles should appear glossy, and the liquid will look like thick syrup. When the jelly's finished cooking, pour it into the jars. Wipe the rims, apply lids and bands. Process in a boiling water canner for up to ten minutes.

Want to Learn More?

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Cooking with Kumquat: Truly Delicious Kumquat Recipes to Try

Delicious Kumquat Recipes to Try

What can you do with a kumquat? Why, eat it, of course! Here are some of the best kumquat recipes to try that are loaded with tangy flavor and healthy for you!

Are you looking for new kumquat recipes? Not to worry! In this article, we’ll go over what to do with your fresh kumquats.

Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out!

Kumquat Recipes: A Guide

Kumquats are a citrus fruit from the orange family. They are available in the winter months. When in season, their sweet-tart flavor is appealing.

Try and choose plump and bright kumquats. Their peels should look taut and shiny. Store them at room temperature.

Kumquats have plenty of health benefits. Check out these recipes and make your own kumquat featured dish.

Green Salad

The tanginess of kumquats works well with many greens available in the winter. Slice, halve or chop one kumquat before adding them to a bowl of spinach.

You can also make an endive kumquat salad. Make a dressing with lemon juice, a neutral oil, and fresh herbs.

Fruit Salad

Chop kumquats up and add them to a fruit salad. Halve one cup of purple grapes and halve half a cup of maraschino cherries.

In a bowl, combine one cup of diced pineapple, half a cup of chopped pecans, grapes, and cherries. Mix in your chopped kumquats and enjoy! 

Roasted Cauliflower

Toast one teaspoon of coriander seeds with half a teaspoon of white peppercorns in a skillet. Toast them over medium heat for thirty seconds. After, transfer them to a spice grinder. Grind them after they’ve cooled then add to a bowl.

Stir in a quarter cup of extra-virgin olive oil and one tablespoon of minced garlic. Add two teaspoons of ground turmeric and half a teaspoon of crushed red pepper.

Cut up one head of cauliflower. Spread it on a large baking sheet. Drizzle the cauliflower with the oil mixture. Roast your cauliflower for 25 minutes at 400 degrees.

Scrape your cauliflower into a serving bowl. Add a quarter cup of chopped cilantro, four chopped kumquats, and one sliced shallot. Add these ingredients to your cauliflower and toss them. Serve this dish warm or hot.

Kumquat Compote

If you want to make something sweet, try making kumquat compote. Take five kumquats and cut each into four parts.

Place them into a saucepan with half a cup of sugar and one cup of water. Bring them to a simmer. Lower the heat and leave on for half an hour. Pour them into a bowl and let cool.

You can use this kumquat compote on toast, yogurt, or ice cream.

Adding Kumquats to Recipes

You can add kumquats to quick bread, cookies, and even cakes. For example, if you’re making a cake, process a couple seeded kumquats with the sugar called for in the recipe. Process these two ingredients in a food processor.

Do you want to learn how to grow your own kumquats? Check out our guide on growing kumquats in containers.

Want to Learn More?

We hope you found this article on kumquat recipes insightful. Take time to add kumquats to a recipe or make a fresh fruit or green salad.

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