Magazine article Sunset

Oranges Are Tops

Magazine article Sunset

Oranges Are Tops

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Citrus is so ubiquitous in the market these days, the peak seasons of the various fruits tend to be forgotten. Right now, oranges and grapefruit offer prime quality and value. Take a fresh approach to oranges with an old dessert most often associated with pineapples: an upside-down cake.

Orange Upside-down Cake

PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 hour and 15 minutes (1 hour if using a convection oven)

MAKES: 8 to 10 servings

1. Rinse 4 oranges (each about 3 in. wide). Cut off and discard ends from 1 orange, then cut fruit crosswise into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Put in a 10inch ovenproof nonstick frying pan (with curved sides).

2. To frying pan, add 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar and boil over high heat, shaking to mix fruit, until liquid is almost gone and oranges are slightly caramelized, 6 to 8 minutes. With a fork, push slices into a neat pattern in bottom of pan.

3. Meanwhile, grate 1 1/2 teaspoons peel from another orange. …

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