Friday, June 10, 2016

Gelatin Orange Slices (G)

I love summer cooking and the freedom it gives me to think of foods which, on one hand may lack that fall/winter comfort food quality, but on the other hand, make me smile!

My summer recipes include 'fun' type foods, uick meals, grilled meals and certainly meals with colorful additions.

Gelatin Orange Slices was inspired by a recipe from the "Food Network Magazine". It is kid-friendly, lovely to look at and easy to make.

Gelatin Orange Slices

2-3 Large oranges (4 smaller organic oranges)
2 3-oz boxes orange gelatin (sugar-free, optional)
1 1/2 Cups water

Cut oranges in half and scoop out flesh. (Do not use a knife - if the rind is punctured, the gelatin will leak out).
To keep the rind-halves upright, place them in a muffin tin.

Add water to a quart-sized glass pitcher and heat water until boiling. Add gelatin, mix well. Put mixture back in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds (H). Stir and heat for another 30 seconds (H). Continue until all the gelatin is dissolved.

Carefully fill the orange halves with the gelatin liquid. Place muffin tin on a flat surface in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. After gelatin is firm, remove halves and carefully slice each one into thirds. Enjoy right away or store, covered, in the refrigerator.  (These will keep in the refrigerator for several days)