Saturday, January 7, 2012

Citruslove Bloghop - Broiled Maple Orange & Grapefruit Supreme

Winter is the prime season for citrus. Sweet-tart grapefruit, juicy sunset colored oranges, perfect tiny tangerines and so much more. My favorite are oranges - in all their forms. I love to snack on clementines and I keep oranges handy to zest into both sweet and savory recipes for a fresh hint of citrus. Even if it wasn't #citruslove month, I would probably be making all manner of orange recipes this month like this broiled maple grapefruit and orange suprême.

This is one of my favorite ways to serve citrus to a crowd. The combination of tart grapefruit and succulent orange broiled with a kiss of maple makes a typically cold fruit sweet and warm. 

Broiled Maple Orange & Grapefruit Suprême ~ serves 6-8
3 large grapefruit
5 oranges
maple syrup to taste (2-3 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon orange liquer

Suprême citrus, reserving juice. To suprême citrus means to segment it. To do this, cut off the ends to give yourself a flat edge with which to work. Then cut off the skin and pith (reserve skin to make candied peels if desired) and segment the sections. I keep my segments in a colander over a bowl to catch the juice.

Reduce juice over medium heat until you have about a half cup remaining. In the meantime, layer citrus segments in a baking dish. Combine reduced juice with orange liqueur and maple syrup. Gently pour over citrus and broil 3-5 minutes or until top begins to caramelize. Serve warm.

If you love citrus (and especially oranges!) as much as I do you may also want to check out these other great recipes...
Orange Walnut Baklava
Orange Fig Teacake with Caramel Glaze

Chocolate Orange Cake
Roasted Parsnips with Orange and Cranberries 
Orange-Cinnamon Candied Almonds
Fruit & Nut Bark
January is #citruslove month! All month long you can enjoy fantastic recipes featuring oranges, lemons, grapefruits, limes and more. I am very pleased to be co-hosting this month's lovebloghop with an ever-growing list of wonderful food bloggers including:

A Little Bit of Everything ~ Roxana ~ @RoxanaGreenGirl
ASTIG Vegan ~ Richgail ~  @astigvegan
Baker Street ~ Anuradha ~ @bakerstreet29
BigFatBaker ~ Erin ~ @BigFatBaker
CafeTerraBlog ~ Terra ~ @CafeTerraBlog
Cake Duchess ~ Lora ~ @cakeduchess
Cakeballs, Cookies and More ~ Sue
Easily Good Eats
Elephant Eats ~ Amy
Food Wanderings ~ Shulie ~ @foodwanderings
Georgiecakes ~ Georgie ~ @georgiecakes
Hobby And More ~ Richa ~ @betit19
Mike's Baking ~ Mike ~ @mikesbaking
Mis Pensamientos ~ Junia ~ @juniakk
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ TR ~ @TRCrumbley
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives ~ Lisa ~ @parsleynsage
Peaches and Donuts ~ Sylvia ~ @PeachesandDonut
Savoring Every Bite ~ Linda ~ @Spicegirlfla
Simply Reem ~ Reem ~ @simplyreem
Smart Food and Fit ~ Lisa ~ @LisaNutrition
Soni's Food for Thought ~ Soni ~ @sonisfood 
That Skinny Chick Can Bake ~ Liz ~ @Thatskinnychick
The Art of Cooking Real Food ~ Laura ~ @TAofCRF
The More Than Occasional Baker ~ Ros ~ @bakingaddict
The Spicy RD ~ EA ~ @thespicyrd 
The Wimpy Vegetarian ~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian
Vegan Yack Attack! ~ Jackie ~ @veganyackattack
Vegetarian Mamma  ~ Cindy ~ @VegetarianMamma
You Made That? ~  Suzanne ~ @YouMadeThatblog

I hope you'll join us by linking up your own citrus recipes posted in January 2012 and following along to #citruslove on twitter. Don't forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #citruslove event!


  1. that looks great and I bet it's awesome over ice cream!

  2. Everything looks so good! Especially the orange fig teacake! :)

  3. WOW, looks amazignly refreshing..

  4. Love the combination of the fruit and broiled with maple - very creative! Like this recipe very much.

  5. Lovely recipe!Looks absolutely delicious, your orange fig teacake looks very tempting as well :)

  6. What a fabulous idea for a light and healthy dessert, and I bet it would be amazing for breakfast too served with Greek Yogurt! This is definitely going on my #citruslove list of recipes to make!

  7. Holy cow, looks delicious, I'll have to try this!

  8. Jessica, this looks so refreshing! I love your take on the theme.

  9. Yum! What a lovely dessert (or breakfast ;-) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow, this looks fascinating! I normally can't take the tartness of grapefruit, but I wonder wehther the broiling and maple syrup might sweeten this up enough for me to love it :)

  11. I love this post, aong with all of your yummy creations! . Especially the chocolate orange cake, I just want to bake some now!

  12. Citrus fruits at it's best!!! I've never heard of the term suprême before so I've definitely learnt something new today!

  13. This looks great! Will have to try it out! :)

  14. Sounds tasty! Perfect for breakfast with greek yogurt!

  15. Hi Jessica! I do love citrus and all of your suggestions looks wonderful! But I like this recipe and would love to try. I have both orange and grapefruits at home!

  16. Looks great. Love the step by step photos :)

  17. Yumm...I love warmed fruit and the citrus is perfect for this. I like the addition of maple too.

  18. What a fantastic recipe with great directions. I love your Chocolate Orange Cake:)Yay for #citruslove :)

  19. I'm not a huge fan of grapefruit, but I can imagine that the maple syrup would change that!

  20. What a great recipe! I love that it has maple syrup in it!

  21. I LOVE broiled fruits - and this is stunning! Your step-by-step photos for segmenting are brilliant!

  22. Such a simple way to serve citrus, yet so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  23. These supremes looks fantastic....
    They will taste divine over ice-cream... Yum.....

  24. I've never heard or nor tried broiled oranges. It sounds delicious, and simple to make. Will certainly keep this in mind

  25. i was thinking about broiling grapefruit too! i love this recipe - it was sooo easy and sooo delicious. :D sending some #citruslove to you :).

  26. Wow, Jess, this looks amazing!!! Such a fun alternative to all the citrus tarts...and healthy, too :) So fun co-hosting the boghop with you~

  27. I never would have thought to do that, and I love it! I am all about simple, yet fun dishes:-) Loved co-hosting with you! Hugs, Terra

  28. OOh your segementing looks so good. Simple yet delicious way of prepping citrus. I very much like. Just linked today though so happy to be a part of this blog hop & nice meeting!!

  29. This looks delicious!! Sending you some #citruslove!!

  30. Happy citrus love! Thanks for stopping by today! When I saw your citrus picture my lips said "OOOHHH" Wow, that looks amazing! YUMMO! :) Glad to have found you!

  31. I've never tried citrus fruits this way, so perfectly caramelized and liquered! yumm

  32. Lovely dish. Have never tried citrus fruits this way. Orange Fig Teacake is looking beautiful and delish! Happy following your blog :)

  33. Cool! Thanks for those photos, definitely helpful and inviting =)

  34. Oh, I want to join! I'll send you info tomorrow am! And LOVE the broiled Maple Grapefruit and Orange... perfect for this time of the year!

  35. I love it - a healthy grapefruit 'sort of' brulee. It looks SO decadent, and I'm sure it tastes it too. I bet it would be fabtastic over ice cream L) Fun to co-host #citruslove with you this month!

  36. This sounds amazing! I love citrus fruits and I really love when they are given new flavors. So buzzing this :-)

  37. the orange baklava looks so good! I'm a sucker for baklava. yum!


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