Citruslove: Caramelized Orange Yogurt

This month I am cohosting the Citruslove bloghop along with a group of fellow bloggers led by Junia at Miss Pensimentos. We will be posting Citrus based recipes for the month with links below to view the other site’s posts as well as adding in your own. Once again I’m not able to have the pics of the other posts visible on my site…another reason I must get my blog to self hosting (smile to Charles)!!

Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits – there’s such a wide variety of dishes that can be prepared using citrus it was hard to decide where to begin! And having said that, I decided to start with breakfast. Caramelized oranges may seem a bit sweet for breakfast but the level of sugar can be adjusted to taste (I use very little) and when served with the creamy, tart yogurt and nuts the sweetness blends perfectly.  If desired any dried fruit can be added as well.

Honestly, I can eat this not only for breakfast, but as a snack or a dessert with a drizzle of chocolate! I also prepared a batch of granola to serve alongside the yogurt. Since it makes such a large quantity, my daughter will soon be surprised to receive a granola care package from her mother!!

Caramelized Oranges with Yogurt 

For the caramelized oranges:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Use organic oranges or wash the oranges well.  I used 6 clemintines but any orange will work fine or a mix.  Thinly slice the oranges and layer in a casserole.  Drizzle on agave and/or orange blossom honey.  I also sprinkled on raw sugar that I keep in a jar with vanilla beans.  Cover with foil and roast for about 1 hour, remove the foil and continue to roast until tender and lightly browned about 20-30 minutes longer.  For a crisper taste, broil for a few minutes.  Remove and allow to cool.

For the yogurt: 1 quart plain low fat yogurt, I use Greek yogurt  and even though Greek is thicker than regular I still do drain it.  Drain the yogurt overnight by placing it in a paper towel or cheesecloth lined strainer set over a bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  The next day, place the yogurt into a large bowl and add in the chopped caramelized oranges, 1-2 tablespoons of orange blossom honey, the zest from 1-2 fresh oranges, toasted slivered almonds and thin with the juice of 1 – 2 oranges, depending on your desired consistency.

January is #citruslove month!
Please join in on the #citruslove by linking up any citrus recipe from the month of January 2012.  Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #citruslove event! The twitter hastag is #citruslove :).
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78 thoughts on “Citruslove: Caramelized Orange Yogurt

  1. Would the fact that I am older than you prevent me from qualifying to be your virtual daughter?

    Please answer ASAP, so I can forward you my address for that care package…


    Loved this recipe, I’ve been pumping up my morning yogurt with lemon and orange zest, was preparing a blog post about it, but your version left mine on a smoke. Poor me…

    1. Sally, we are probably the same age! That recipe for granola makes sooo much, I’m giving it away to everyone as I can’t eat it all my self!!
      Please post your recipe, I’m trying to eat more yogurt as my recent bone density test didn’t come back good….see, I’m not that young!!!

  2. Oh… my toes are curling….I adore baked oranges (my favourite way to eat them) and with a swirl of yogurt over the warm citrus, it’s heavenly. All you’re missing is the rum 🙂 – very pretty presentation with the orange and green colours in your plates Linda ~

    1. Shame on me for not including rum!! Well, it was for breakfast, but you are absolutely right! I think a bit of rum or Grand Marnier may be mixed in to some of the leftovers!!

  3. I’m loving the citrus bloghop! Everyone has wonderful great recipes. I am definitely going to try your recipe. What a great snack, especially with the Greek yogurt. I’m going to share this recipe with my mother-in-law, she lives in Florida too and loves oranges and yogurt but buys the store bought orange flavored yogurt, but your version is the best!

  4. This is so perfectly timed for me as I am overflowing (kitchen wise) with oranges from friends and neighbours…and there will be plenty more coming my way for the next few months as it´s orange time here in Andalucia! Love the recipe…want it for my breakfast tomorrow 🙂

    1. I didn’t realize that about orange season in Andalucia. So this is timely for you and hopefully we will see some orange inspired recipes from you too! I’d love to have my own orange tree. When I first moved here they had the citrus ban on growing trees but I believe now it is lifted; I just don’t have much room!!

  5. What a great, satisfying way to start the day! This is a completely new and different dish for me, Lynda, but it really sounds delicious. And I have to say it: those dishes are amazing!

    1. Thanks John – you know I wanted to also add that I’ve made it many more times with whipped ricotta, which would be more familiar to you than yogurt!! In that way, its more like dessert but I would still have it for breakfast, especially during the summer months.

  6. You are just so connected here on WordPress… what a great idea to have a citruslove bloghop! This recipe is so unusual, I didn’t know you could roast oranges, the flavor must be so incredible. I’ve just bought some blood oranges and have never made anything with them before… now you’ve got me thinking… citruslove!!

  7. Wow, how interesting caramelized orange in yogurt…that will be something that I’d love to start my day.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Linda 🙂

  8. Wow ! (Seems to be the word of the day). I’ve never seen citrus roasted this long — I can’t imagine what it tastes like so I’ll just have to try it. I didn’t understand how to link up with the citrus posts (I don’t Twitter). but because I am a seasonal cook and this is the big citrus fruit season I will be posting plenty of recipes using citrus — in fact I just posted one, an orange-sesame vinaigrette. Find it at

    1. I hope you do try roasting oranges one day; the skins are edible so make sure to use organic! There is a link above to add in your vinaigrette, by the “click here”. It’s a wonderful recipe to share.

  9. This sounds SO good! I never thought to roast citrus, but this whole citrus/honey/yogurt combination is totally something that I would love!!!

  10. This looks delicious Linda! I’ve never baked oranges before – what a fantastic idea. I’m particularly drawn to the granola snack. Yum! And I’m loving this citrus event. 🙂

  11. caramelized oranges and yogurt sound so healthy and delicious!! so glad you joined us for the #citruslove bloghop! 🙂 hopefully one day you can have a photo gallery too! hugs.

  12. “(smile to Charles)!!”

    Your assistant, ready and willing to help, whenever you decide to give it a shot 🙂

    I love caramelised oranges! Do you ever bake slices until they’re hard and hang them up at Christmas? So cute! The flavour and smell they impart though is just beautiful – good job on the citrus love! You should do something with one of those enormous pomelo things… They’re so much fun (and really tasty too!)

    1. Oh Charles, I wish you lived around the corner, I’d invite you and your wife to dinner to help me get this started!! I used to make those dried oranges every winter to decorate my outside pine tree for the holidays!! Plus the smell indoors was citrusy with my cinnamon men!
      I’ll have to look into pomelos…I’m not familiar with that name and now I’m intrigued to find out..

  13. Oh my!
    I love love love this recipe..I would do it right now if it wasn’t 8 p.m and time to put the kids to bed..
    I have a few citrus recipes I would love to share with you guys..
    can’t wait to explore all the other blogs and their citrus creations..

    P.S. I know what you mean about shifting to self hosting..I have been thinking seriously about it too..

    1. I do hope you’ll join in and share your recipes! There are really so many possibilities with citrus! As for the self hosting, I’m so behind on understanding all that is involved with it!! Good luck!

  14. Linda….what an absolute stunning picture and a fabulous recipe. I’ve grilled grapefruit before but it never turned out quite like this. I bet it’s almost like eating candy! And nothing is ever too sweet for breakfast in my mind! Though I can see this perfectly well with a dessert, drizzled with grand marnier and served with some vanilla ice cream! I’m looking for more uses for oranges this season and this one is on my short ‘to do’ list!

  15. What a creative and delicious way to serve yogurt – I love it, in fact, love it so much, I’m going to ty it for breakfast Saturday morning! Can’t wait to caramelize the orange slices! Great co-hosting with you for #citruslove!

  16. This is a lovely recipe. It looks beautiful and sounds delicious.It is also a unique recipe and I loveto try new and different things. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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