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Apr 4, 2013 09:00 AM

Tons of Oranges--ideas?

I have a big ol' box of California mandarins (Cuties), and I'm not getting through the box very fast by just snacking. Any ideas on how to incorporate them into some meals? Other than salads, please, I've been doing that.
Thanks for any help!

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    This recipe has been on my "to do" list for ages.

    Or a mandarin curd?

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    1. re: Violatp

      These are both great ideas--thank you!

      1. re: Violatp

        oh, make it soon, violatp -- it's delicious! When I am feeling particularly indulgent, I drizzle it with a little Grand Marnier or Cointreau, then a dark-chocolate ganache.

        1. re: sunshine842

          Or a little swirl of creme anglaise? For that orange/vanilla thing...

          Mmmm - now I DO want to make it!

        2. re: Violatp

          Ha! I was going to suggest the same cake!

          I also made a similar recipe from Jerusalem by Ottolenghi. It was not to sweet with a little sour hint from the clementines.

          1. re: Violatp

            Nigella has a detailed orange variation on her site.

            You could also try making an orange chiffon cake!

            1. re: McBrownie

              In the comments, someone says they made it with blood oranges! I wonder how much of the color stays true after baking... I really, really wonder.

              I want some.

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            1. I can't resist the big ol' box either, when interest wanes I zest then juice and freeze both.

              1. Sorbet or granita would keep for a while and make an easy dessert.

                1. Thank you all for the ideas! The cake looks fantabulous, but my baking skills are simply not up to snuff. I think I'm going to go with the granita. It's getting hot in my neck of the woods already, and that sounds mighty tasty!