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.
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I love being in the kitchen. Early mornings, soft music, a hot espresso. Easing into the preparation of delicious meals. Glancing through cookbooks, gathering inspiration and planning my day. I look forward to the cycles of the seasons, the pleasures of tasting and savoring and sharing this with those dear to me. Weekends are special to me as my week days are often rushed, but still I create the ambiance, light the candles, set the table and uncork the wine.
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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…
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!!!
Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
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 ~
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!!
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!
I’m sure you agree that the store bought added flavors just cant compare to doing it yourself!! Hopefully she will try and see the difference!!
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 🙂
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!!
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I can’t think of a better cohost given your locale and your citrus prowess. We got some Florida strawberries at the store today, yum.
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!
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.
What a delicious recipe!Those oranges look so beautiful and tasty!Happy Citruslove 🙂
Sounds like an amazing start to any day! I don’t think I’ve ever had baked oranges, but this would be delicious.
Thanks – you’ll find the taste becomes very intense and eaten warm, skin and all they are so delicious!!
There’s nothing I like better for breakfast than fruit and greek yogurt, and this sounds like a wonderful variation to try…I’ve never had caramelized citrus fruit…just peels.
sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
that sounds really good, and healthy because there is yogurt in it LOL
Just A Smidgen
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!!
You can eat the peels as well when roasted like this. They become very tender. But I would always recommend organic.
I love making caramelized anything – especially oranges — you get to layer them onto your favorite food. This is a wonderful delicious recipe! Happy New Year!
thanks – I do like roasting all kinds of fruits and veggies as well. And your right, having them on hand to add into different dishes adds a wonderful flavor!
Oh wow this looks amazing!! Love your picture and the gorgeous plates 🙂
looks lovely the oranges look so pretty, and I bet the granola is wonderful too, happy blog hopping!
Laura @ The Art of Cooking Real Food
Wow – I have never roasted oranges before, but I think I must now give it a try! So pretty, and with the creamy yogurt…oh my!
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 🙂
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 http://thekalechronicles.com
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.
Shannon from Healthiful Balance
That yogurt looks so great! I love the pictures..makes me want to take a bite out of my computer screen! 😛
This sounds SO good! I never thought to roast citrus, but this whole citrus/honey/yogurt combination is totally something that I would love!!!
This sounds awesome, crispy caramelised oranges…go well with both sweet and savoury dishes
David @ the Gastronomic Gardener
This is a new idea to me. I’d never would have thought of roasting citrus! Thanks for opening my eyes!
Sylvia@ peaches and donuts
I haven’t baked oranges before but I just know that I’ll love this!!! excellent breakfast choice! Happy #citruslove!
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. 🙂
There truly are so many ways to prepare citrus dishes; I really don’t know what to make next!!
Wow! Such a unique and fabulous recipe!!! That top photo is making my mouth water~ Great idea for the #citrusbloghop!
Geni - Sweet and Crumby
I linked up Linda! This dish looks so creamy and fresh. What a nice healthy way to eat a dessert or a breakfast. With granola sounds like the perfect pairing as well. Take care!
Thanks Geni – I’ll have to check out your recipe!! Glad you joined in!
Jessica | Oh Cake
I love roasted citrus. With the extra thick and creamy Greek yogurt and a bit of honey this is bliss! Great #citruslove recipe!
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.
I know, I love seeing all the pics on yours and others sites!!
What a great way to start the day or end the evening as a light dessert.
This caramelized orange yougurt sounds amazing! I love it ! Thanks for this recipe. Glad to do citrus-love with you!
Glad to meet so many new friends and reconnect with others!!
The Orange Bee
Love orange!!! Love this post!!!
“(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!)
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..
I’m a yogurt lover myself and I love the looks of this caramelized orange yogurt!
Your caramelised oranges look wonderful.
Oooh, this is going to be a good month, I can just tell! Can’t wait to see what’s next.
You took citrus to a whole new, sweet, caramel-y level! Impressive!
Ooh never thought of that. That is original. Great hopping!!
Kay aka Babygirl
I just LOVE citrus flavors, especially cooking with them. I don’t cook with them often though. And I must say I love this Caramelized Orange Yogurt.. amazing and I know it’s delicious
Ooo, I’m looking forward to checking out your and everyone else’s citrus ideas, I LOVE citrus! And mmm, caramelized citrus? Sounds amazing, and looks so easy.
I’m loving all the citrus. What a fab way to spice up plain old boring yogurt.
Sawsan@ Chef in disguise
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..
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!
Linda, it’s such an excellent, easy and original idea in one! Thank you for reminding me it’s the citrus season!!!
Those roasted oranges are gorgeous!! I need to hop on this citrus month deal, I’m seeing on tons of blogs. This sounds delicioussss. 🙂
Great Caroline, I’d love to see your citrus ideas!!
There is no way that those oranges in yogurt does taste good. Well done!
Amy (Savory Moments)
Wow. This looks so good! Caramelized oranges? Looks great!
it looks amazing! I’ve never tried caramelized oranges before but the yogurth seems to be delicious
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!
I just ordered 20 pounds of oranges, can’t wait to try some of these recipes. Thanks so much
i love these caramelized oranges.. these will go well on so many things!
Stumbled onto your blog thru Foodbuzz, and boy, I’m glad I did. This post was worth it just for the pix, lol. Can’t wait to see more!
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!
its like heaven on a plate! you should be so proud of this one- amazing
You come up with the coolest stuff! Nice one.
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
Food, Flowers, Herbs and Life!
I do love oranges! And such a healthy recipe, too! Can’t wait to try it!
Beautiful looking and–it’s obvious just from the looking and reading!–tasting. A treat *any* time of day.
Oh my! Caramelized oranges on anything would be just divine. 🙂
Lottie @ Lottiesworldofcakes
This looks and sounds delicious!
Super cool idea. Looks wonderful. Yes, as you said, a little chocolate wouldn’t hurt. ; )
Oh how fun, I love the idea of caramelizing oranges! What a gorgeous, and delicious idea! Hugs, Terra