Week Sixteen: Nici's Sensational Caramelised Oranges

Nici shows us how to turn a simple pleasure into something quite decadent and delicious!

Caramelised Oranges

In the shops right now a bag of NZ grown oranges will set you back less than a takeout coffee and the neighbourhood trees are dripping with these edible spheres, the colour of a Bali sunset. Oranges are a simple pleasure and this dessert is the perfect way to use them while they’re abundant.

Serves 2


  • 2 oranges, peel and pitch removed, sliced thinly (save the juice)

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 5cm stick of cinnamon or pinch of ground

  • Ice cream or cream to serve


1.     Heat the brown sugar in a small pan with the reserved juice from slicing the oranges. Let it bubble for 2-3 minutes then add the butter and cook for another minute until the bubbles get lazy – this indicates it has started to caramelise. Add the orange slices and cinnamon and cook for a further minute or so. 

2.     Spoon into bowls and serve with ice cream or cream.   

Nici’s note: My other favourite way to eat oranges is in a simple salad, the segments tossed with baby spinach leaves or shaved fennel and toasted hazelnuts and splashed with a gentle fruity vinegar. Try it!  

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