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Baked Sweet Oranges in Saffron Syrup

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Baked Sweet Oranges in Saffron Syrup


  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Zest the oranges and add them to a pot. Add enough water to cover the oranges and boil for 30 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from pot and set aside to cool completely.
  • Slice the “cap” off of each orange and carefully remove the center of each orange gently with a small knife.
  • Add a teaspoon of butter and a tablespoon of sugar to the center of each orange.
  • Transfer oranges to a small baking pan.
  • Prepare the syrup.
  • In a saucepan, add the water, sugar, cinnamon stick and saffron threads.
  • Boil for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  • When ready, remove from heat and add enough of the syrup to the baking pan, until it comes up 2/3 of the way.
  • Cover baking pan with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 1 hour, remove aluminum foil and bake for another 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Serve sweet oranges with your choice of ice cream.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
6 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
3 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
7 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
10 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
28 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
0 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
2 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
0 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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