• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 4 Servings

Buttered Oranges

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 5 Oranges; large, juicy
  • 4 tb Sugar
  • 6 Egg yolks
  • 2 tb Sherry
  • 1 ts Rosewater; optional
  • 4 oz Butter; 1/2 cup
  • 1 c Heavy cream
  • Crystallized violets;for
  • -decoration, optional


To prepare the Orange Shells: Hold the orange so the stalk (or navel) is at
the base and using a small knife cut off the top about two inches down.
Scoop out all the flesh, being carefully not to break the skin. This can be
done quite easily with a teaspoon. Using a pair of scissors, cut off the
stalk that remains in the bottom, wash the orange and set it aside (the top
can be discarded). Repeat this procedure with three more of the oranges.
Grate the peel off the remaining orange and then squeeze the juice from
this orange into the bowl. Place the flesh you have extracted from the
other oranges in the sieve and squeeze the juice in the same bowl. Mix the
juice with the sugar and egg yolks in a double boiler over low heat. Beat
with a wire whisk until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove the top of
the double boiler and cool in a bowl of cold water while you continue to
stir; then add the sherry and rosewater. Remove the bowl from the cold
water. Cut the butter into 1-inch cubes and mash it into the mixture piece
by piece. Add the orange peel. Whip 3/4 of the cream and fold it into the
mixture. Pour the mixture into the four orange shells and refrigerate for
at least 2 hours. Before serving, place three crystallized violets on the
top of each orange; whip the remaining cream and force it through a pastry
tube in a curly pattern around the top edges. SERVES:4

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?