I enjoy something sweet after a meal, but generally when we’re entertaining, the simpler the better! So when I saw this idea for an after dinner treat, I couldn’t wait to try it! It looked like a perfect refreshing way to end a meal (especially a heavier one).
This was tasted just as delicious as it looks. The dried lavender added just a hint of complexity, but you could go without it if you can’t get ahold of it (we found it in the bulk spices at our local grocery). We used some mint from our garden, which was a great compliment to the citrus of the oranges.
We’ll definitely be using this as as finale to meals throughout summer, as well as trying new ideas for enjoying the fruits of the season. For a few other simple sweet ways to end a meal, try fruit and chocolate or fresh fruit with whipped cream or yogurt sweetened with honey.
- 2 oranges
- ⅛ teaspoon dried lavender buds
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 to 2 sprigs mint
- Peel the two oranges, and cut them into slices.
- In a small saucepan, combine ⅛ teaspoon dried lavender, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 teaspoon water. Gradually warm over low heat, stirring, until honey is dissolved.
- Place orange slices on a plate, drizzle with the honey mixture, and sprinkle with mint leaves.