Orange Dessert with Vanilla Cream

Orange Dessert with Vanilla Cream

Looking for new desserts? Find out how to make an easy orange dessert recipe, prepared with vanilla cream and a nut topping: the perfect Winter dessert.

17 December, 2014
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serves for


total time

1 HR 30 MIN


Caster Sugar
3 tbsp
100 g, Brazilian
2, peeled, with removed and chopped
Brown Sugar
4 tbsp
1/2 tsp
100 ml
400 ml
Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp, essence
Caster Sugar
4 tbsp


Step 01

For the topping

  • Place the caster sugar in a small pan with four tablespoons of water and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Turn up the heat and let the mixture become a caramel colour, swirling the pan from time to time.
  • Add the brazil nuts, stir until coated then pour the mixture onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and set aside to cool.

Step 02

For the orange dessert

  • Place the chopped oranges in a pan with the brown sugar, cinnamon and water.
  • Heat gently and cook until the liquid is syrupy and the oranges are tender.
  • Divide the mixture between four individual serving dishes and set aside to cool.
  • When the orange mixture is cool, lightly whip the cream with the vanilla essence until the cream holds soft peaks.
  • Spoon the cream on top of the orange mixture and chill for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the grill to its highest setting.
  • Roughly chop the caramelised brazil nuts.
  • Scatter the caster sugar over the top of the cream and place the dishes under the grill until the sugar starts to caramelise.
  • Scatter the chopped nuts over the top and serve.

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