This tangerine with honey syrup and Christmas spices recipe is so easy to make, you’ve got to try it! It’s a real treat!
During the festive season, and especially on New Year’s Eve, I like to end the meal with a light dessert. I often make a cinnamon fruit or orange salad, or a delicious mango and clementine frozen yoghurt recipe, but this year I wanted to try something new.
After finding some delicious Corsican clementines, I wanted to try a recipe I’d been craving since last year. It’s about clementines in honey syrup with Christmas spices.
The idea is to heat the clementines in a syrup made from clementine juice, honey and spices, then reduce the syrup and drizzle over the citrus fruits just before serving. Fresh and fragrant, a real treat!
These clementines in syrup are an ideal dessert to make at the end of a meal, or to prepare a little in advance. It’s light, quick and easy to make, and for real gourmands, you can always serve 2 desserts, a log (for example) and clementines… 😉 .
They’re also delicious served with Christmas shortbread.
Check out the recipe below….
Tangerine with honey syrup and Christmas spices recipe
What ingredients do you need to make this delicious recipe?
- tangerines (including 2 for the juice)
- honey (chestnut)
- some water
- powdered spices
- star anise
- Grand Marnier or Rum
The precise quantities are detailed a little further down in the recipe.
What other dessert recipe ideas should also inspire you?
Tangerine with honey syrup and Christmas spices
- 8 clementines / tangerines (including 2 for the juice)
- 2 tablespoons honey (chestnut)
- 20 cl water
- 1 stick cinnamon
- Cinnamon powder
- powdered spices
- 2 anise stars
- 1 vanilla pod
- 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or Rum
- Peel 6 clementines, removing as many small white skins as possible.
- Take the juice from the other 2 clementines by squeezing them.
- In a large saucepan, heat the water with the honey, the juice of the 2 clementines, the spices and the vanilla.When the mixture boils, add the Grand Marnier or rum as well as the clementines and cook for 5 minutes, basting them with the liquid.Drain the clementines and set aside.
- Return the pan with the syrup to high heat. Boil for 10 to 15 minutes until the juice is reduced and syrupy.
- Immediately serve the clementines in individual ramekins and drizzle with the resulting syrup.
If you want to make this dessert ahead of time, just stop at the step just before reducing the juice. All you have to do is reduce your syrup at the last moment and serve immediately.
If you ever make my tangerine with honey syrup recipe and you like it, don’t hesitate to tag me on Instagram @tangerinezest so I can see the result and share it myself…
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