Brûléed Oranges

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I’d like to think that the old saying “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is actually somewhat true.

I’m pretty certain that my boyfriend fell in love with me because of my cooking, so I’m here to show you how to win over the heart of your significant other with some simple recipes that will blow them away.

First, show you are brave by busting out a blow torch on your very first date.

That way they know you really mean you are “burning with passionate love.”

Dip each half of the orange in the sugar, then use the torch to caramelize the sugar on top of the orange until it’s melted and golden brown.

Let the caramelized sugar cool for a moment or two to really achieve that perfect caramel shatter that we’ve come to know and love. And that’s really all there is to this simple dessert!

Your date will certainly think you are not only super sweet, but also might give you some props for not burning down your house.

Love is in the air!


Brûléed Orange

The Starving Chef
A simple, fresh twist on candied fruits.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Valentine’s Day
Servings 2


  • 2 oranges cut in half
  • ½ cup sugar


  • Cut each orange in half. Use a sharp knife to cut around the orange's insides to separate them from the rind. Cut diagonally along the internal lines that separate the orange slices to loosen them. Let any excess orange juice drip off.
  • Place the orange face down in a bowl of sugar to make a thick sugar coating on the top of the fruit. Use the brûlée torch to caramelize the sugar, but not burn it. Keep the torch about a half inch away from the sugar and move in a continuous circular motion.
  • Let the topping cool for a minute before cracking into it with a spoon. Serve right away and enjoy!
Keyword brulee torch, fruit, orange
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