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Desserts and Other Sweet Treats

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Oranges have always had a special place in my life. It started with growing up in Florida in the late 60's. My father was a traveling salesman and we'd travel with him whenever we could. It was a special treat getting to stop at a roadside fruit stand for one of those magnificent golden orbs. I got to drink juice directly from the orange with a Citra Sipper. Even today each time I got back to Florida, I have to get that first sip of orange juice as I cross the boarder at the Florida Welcome Center.

I hope you enjoy these recipes made with oranges.

1. Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Super Orange Poppy Seed Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Super Orange Poppy Seed Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
This Orange Poppy Seed Cake makes a delicious dessert or tasty afternoon treat served with hot tea or coffee. I even caught my husband sneaking a slice before having breakfast.

2. Orange Pecan Biscotti

2011 Orange Pecan Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2011 Orange Pecan Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

You'll be amazed at the the outstanding aroma that comes out of the cookie jar when removing one of these Orange Pecan Biscotti.

Making Biscotti with Step by Step Photos

3. Orange Chess Pie

Orange Chess Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Orange Chess Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
I brought this Orange Chess Pie to a potluck luncheon. Several of the women had never even heard of a chess pie. Never the less, they all loved it. I kept hearing over and over, it was perfect because it's not too sweet. Unfortunately for my family, I was only allowed to bring home a tiny sliver. It didn't matter, because this Orange Chess Pie is so easy to make that I can make another one in no time.

4. Mandarin Orange Salad

Photo © 2011 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2011 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Mandarin Orange Salad is great served as a salad or for a light summer dessert. I love the extra nutrition you get from the cottage cheese.

More Fruit Salad Recipes

5. Orange Glaze Cupcakes

2011 Orange Glazed Cupcakes Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2011 Orange Glazed Cupcakes Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
These Orange Glazed Cupcakes have the texture of a glazed cake doughnut, but are welcomed at any occasion. Just pop one in your mouth with a cup of coffee or put some in a basket to take on a picnic.

6. Orange Icebox Pie

Orange Icebox Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Orange Icebox Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Enjoy this creamy and cool Orange Icebox Pie.It's the perfect dessert on a warm summer evening.

7. Cranberry-Orange Relish

2011 Cranberry Relish Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2011 Cranberry Relish Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
I love serving this recipe for Cranberry-Orange Relish with both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. It's also perfect on a holiday breakfast buffet. You could make this relish anytime of year with frozen cranberries.

8. Pig Pickin' Cake - Mandarin Orange Cake

2011 Pig Pickin' Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2011 Pig Pickin' Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
This is probably going to be the moistest cake you'll ever eat. At the bottom of the recipe, be sure to read all about how the Pig Pickin' Cake got its name.

9. Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Recipe

Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Photo (c) by  Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
If you love that chocolate-orange flavor combination, this Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake recipe is for you.

10. Orange Coffee Cake

Orange Coffee Cake Photo and Recipe (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Orange Coffee Cake Photo and Recipe (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
It doesn't matter whether you serve this Orange Coffee Cake for breakfast or along with coffee or tea in the afternoon just as long as you serve it. No one will be disappointed with this moist and tasty Orange Coffee Cake.
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