Peppered Oranges

3 Cara Cara oranges
3 navel oranges
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons tangerine or orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Peel the oranges as if you were going to supreme them but instead of sectioning, slice them horizontally into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange in bowls. In a small bowl, whisk together the pepper, juice and golden syrup. Drizzle over the fruit.

My thoughts:

I almost hesitated to share this recipe because it so simple, but it was so good I had to share. Citrus is at its peak right now and Cara Cara and navel oranges are so juicy and flavorful they scarcely need adornment. But I couldn’t help making a simple syrup to drizzle over them. Not too sweet but pretty peppery, it brings out the oranges’ sweet-tartness even more. A refreshing change from the usual. Great alone or over yogurt or (I bet) ice cream.


  1. Oh my, this looks delicious! I just got a bag of Cara Cara oranges at Sam's Club and have already made a delicious salad ( and used a few of them, but now I know what to do next! Thanks for such an easy, yummy recipe!

  2. This sounds great. I imagine grapefruit would work well also. I am not familiar with Golden Syrup tho? Please explain! thanks!

  3. Beautiful, this is what I wanted from a recent visit to Chez Panisse. I got lovely citrus but it was ruined by average chocolate fondont.