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Sparkling Oranges

We were living in Texas when I found the recipe for this simple yet elegant salad. I was thrilled— we had a surplus of fresh oranges! All you do at the last minute is garnish and serve. —Janie Bush, Weskan, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 8 large oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Directions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and marmalade; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in grape juice and soda. Pour over orange sections; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove oranges to a serving dish. Sprinkle with almonds and coconut.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts and coconut, bake in separate shallow pans in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 234 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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