Orange recipes that'll show you there's more to them than just making marmalade. These delicious recipes will inspire a slice of something sweet, or savoury, like our cranberry and orange cheesecake, pistachio and orange shortbread, orange and chicken bake and plenty more...
Oranges add a beautiful tang to desserts and the zest of the flavour comes through wonderfully in sweet treats, plus they also provide our vitamin intake. Oranges are also great in many savoury dishes as they are the perfect balance of sweet and sharp, so they really liven up a lot of recipes. Browse through for some of our favourite orange recipes.
There are many different varieties of orange but the main ones you will find at the supermarkets are Seville, Navel, Valencia and Moro oranges, which are in season over the winter months. Many Christmas cake and dessert recipes will feature orange, as this is a really wintery flavour that really evokes all that’s good and cosy about the winter months.
Our baked orange cheesecake with caramelised oranges (pictured) is a really light, elegant cheesecake, that’s great for finishing off a dinner party. The caramelised oranges on top not only add depth of flavour, but they also look stunning too. With a prep time of only 30 minutes, this cheesecake couldn’t be easier to make so when you’re lost for what to make for dessert, give this recipe a go.
We also have a huge selection of savoury dishes which feature orange in a big way. A tang that means they are so versatile, oranges go great in salads like our orange, fennel and hazelnut salad as it cuts through the bitterness of the fennel and adds sweetness as well as zest to the recipe.
Orange also makes a great glaze, like for our maple and orange glazed duck. This is a recipe that puts a twist on the classic duck a l’orange and looks really smart served as a dinner party main. Guests will be super impressed and your party is sure to go down a treat!
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One of our favourite combinations is chocolate and orange. This deliciously gooey chocolate and orange brioche really is an adult chocolate lover's paradise.
For a salad that tastes as vibrant and exciting as it looks, try this orange, chicory and beetroot salad with toasted almonds.
Pistachios add the most divine flavour to this orange and pistachio cake with orange buttercream, and the juice in this mixture keeps it really moist.
These little orange, pecan and cranberry biscotti have a fresh taste and smell that will have you lusting for Spring.
The sharp tang of the Seville oranges really shine through in this Seville orange cheesecake, but it's perfectly balanced with enough sweetness and it's delightfully light.
We love this barbecued mackerel with fennel and orange salad - the orange cuts through the bitterness of the fennel and perfectly compliments the mackerel.
This chocolate, orange and hazelnut torte is seriously impressive, but incredibly simple to make - it's worth using good quality chocolate to achieve the best flavour.
Have this orange and almond cake with marmalade glaze on its own for tea, or with mascarpone for a pudding.
The addition of parsnip to this nutty orange and parsnip cake makes for a deliciously moist alternative to carrot cake.
This gluten-free orange, pistachio and almond cake is the perfect afternoon treat to share.
The two flavours in these pistachio and orange shortbread work so well together, and when combined with the gorgeous texture of the shortbread you honestly can't go wrong.
Nothing could be simpler than this orange and chicken bake. Once all the ingredients are in the oven you can sit back and relax while it cooks and enjoy a glass of wine.
Zesty and light, Mary Berry's orange layer cake is delicious at any time of the day!
The orange syrup adds a lovely sour, sticky note and the dates a chewy texture to this egg-free pistachio cake.
This orange and walnut layer cake is an impressive centrepiece, perfect for a special occassion. It's Grand Marnier soaked and delicious.
Who said oranges can only be used in desserts? This maple and orange glazed duck with mini sauté potatoes is a dinner party dream. It's stunning and tastes delicious too.
Impressive and boozy, this orange and Grand Marnier trifle uses madeleine sponges instead of trifle sponges.
For a special occasion why not give our meringue roulade with orange and passion fruit a go - the meringue is the perfect balance of soft and crunchy and the filling is sweet with a sharp edge to it.
An unusual combination perhaps, but this orange and parsnip cake is deliciously moist and makes for a change to a traditional carrot cake.
Try something new this Easter in the form of these orange chocolate-chip hot cross buns. They feature everyone's favourite flavour combination - chocolate and orange!
Our orange, fennel and hazelnut salad with ginger and chilli dressing is the ideal recipe to kick-start a dinner party with, or it's great on its own for lunch.