Category: Fruit

Watermelon with Balsamic Reduction

Watermelon with Balsamic Reduction

Watermelon with Balsamic Reduction Just when you think you couldn’t possibly improve on something, a recipe comes along and completely changes your mind. This is one such recipe. Watermelon with Balsamic Reduction is absolutely fantastic:) Balsamic vinegar reduction becomes thick, sweet and syrupy. It doesn’t 

Honey Berry Fruit Salad

Honey Berry Fruit Salad

Honey Berry Fruit Salad Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the wonderfully fresh berries. The week before the big storm hit our area, I purchased a flat of strawberries from Berryland. I had this recipe in mind and was waiting for the perfect opportunity 

Orange Date Cinnamon Rolls

Orange Date Cinnamon Rolls

Orange Date Cinnamon Rolls are super delicious. Not only that, they’re easy to make with just a few convenient ingredients. After baking, a simple glaze is made and drizzled over the warm rolls. If you’re a fan of cinnamon rolls as much as we are, you’ll love these orange and date studded rolls too. Can’t you just hear them calling your name:)

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How Are They Made?

Very easily, friends! We took a loaf of thawed frozen bread dough, rolled it into a large rectangle and brushed the surface with melted butter. A mixture of sugar, ground cinnamon, chopped medrool dates and Paradise chopped orange peel is sprinkled over the surface. You then carefully roll up the dough, encasing all that yummy filling, slice and bake. Finally, they’re drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze. Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy.

orange date

A Word About Dates

Dates have a history stretching back over 5,000 years. This venerable fruit grows in thick clusters on the giant date palm, native to the Middle East. The name is thought to come from the Greek daktulos, meaning “finger,” after the shape of the fruit. Dates require a hot, dry climate and besides Africa and the  Middle East, flourish in California and Arizona. Most varieties range from 1 to 2 inches long and are oval in shape. All dates have a single, long, narrow seed. The skin is thin and papery, the flesh sweet and almost creamy-like. Dates are green when unripe and turn yellow, golden brown, black or mahogany red, depending on the variety, as they ripen.

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