This Sliced Winter Citrus Salad highlights oranges and Meyer lemons for an easy, delicious, refreshing dessert. Feel free to use all oranges if Meyer lemons prove too difficult (or expensive) to find, or add a crazy burst of color with some blood oranges. This is a great dinner party dessert – you make it ahead and let it sit. Be sure to serve it with a light sparkling drink like Prosecco to excellent effect.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
- 5 oranges
- 5 Meyer lemons
- 1 cup sugar
- Grate the zest off 3 of the oranges and 3 of the lemons.
- Bring 1 cup of water and the sugar to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer and add 3/4 of the zest. Cook until thick, about 15 minutes. Let cool and drain the zest out of the syrup.
- While syrup cools, peel all the oranges and lemons (follow the first four steps of this guide) and slice them crosswise.
- Layer citrus slices in a large baking dish and pour syrup over them. Serve or let sit up to overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle with remaining zest.