Orange Zest

The peel of the orange has been used for centuries to flavor foods. Our Sweet Orange Zest is finely minced using only the outer peel of the orange - no bitter pith - and minced with 50% sugar. This 'knuckle saver' ingredient base is every baker's friend! Sweet Orange Zest adds texture and mouth-feel along with natural orange flavor from the oil found in the rind. It offers a more intense orange flavor than orange juice, and makes delicious pastry and cake recipes just a bit more zesty!

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Featured Recipe

Apple Carpaccio

Yield: 8 Servings
Source: Susan Walter, Chef

Green Apple Vinaigrette:
    • 1 small shallot, minced
    • 1/2 cup The Perfect Purée Green Apple,  thawed
    • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup canola oil
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 tbsp. tarragon

1. Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl and reserve.

Walnut Picada:
    • 1 1/2 inch thick slice of bread
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil
    • 4 oz. walnuts
    • 1 tbsp. The Perfect Purée Orange Zest,  thawed
    • 8 mint leaves
    • salt to taste

1. Brush bread with olive oil and toast in 375° F oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
2. Place walnuts on baking sheet and roast in 375° F oven for 12-15 minutes.
3. Pulse bread and walnuts in food processor to make a medium sized crumbly mixture (about the size of pine nuts).
4. Add Orange Zest, mint and salt. Pulse once or twice to combine.

    • 4 crisp red apples
    • Watercress
    • 8 crostini
    • 4 oz. goat cheese

1. Core & thinly slice red apples on a mandoline. Arrange, overlapping slightly on oversize salad plate.
2. Toss watercress with 1 cup Green Apple Vinaigrette.
3. Divide amoung 8 plates, about 1 oz. watercress per plate, in the center of the apple slices.
4. Drizzle 2 tbsp. Green Apple Vinaigrette over apple slices.
5. Sprinkle Walnut Picada over apple slices. Garnish with Crostini spread with goat cheese.

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  • Coconut
  • Key Lime
  • Apricot
  • Blackberry
  • Cherry
  • Mango
  • Prickly Pear
  • Strawberry
  • Lychee
  • Lemon Zest
  • Green Apple
  • Blueberry
  • Roasted Red Pepper
  • Tamarind
  • Meyer Lemon
  • Blood Orange
  • Red Raspberry
  • Pink Guava
  • White Peach
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Pomegranate
  • Passion Fruit
  • Black Currant
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