Blood orange parfait with Meyer lemon syrup

April 3, 2009

Blood oranges, Valencia oranges, 0% Greek yogurt and Meyer lemons. A quick treat that’s totally scrumptious, fresh, low calorie and beautiful to look at! If you can’t find Meyer lemons, the recipe works just as well with regular lemons.

Blood oranges

Blood Orange Parfait with Meyer Lemon Syrup

serves 4
active time: 15 min

For the Meyer lemon syrup

  1. 1/2 cup organic sugar
  2. peels of 2 Meyer lemons (or regular lemons) – use vegetable hand peeler and peel zest in strips
  3. 3/4 cup Meyer lemon juice (or 1/2 cup regular lemon juice + 1/4 cup water)

For the parfait

  1. 2 cups 0% plain Greek yogurt
  2. 2 blood oranges – peel to the flesh, halve and cut crosswise in 1/4” slices
  3. 2 Valencia or Navel oranges – peel to the flesh, halve and cut crosswise in 1/4” slices
  1. herb sprigs as garnish

  1. Step 1: To make the syrup – Place the sugar, lemon peels and lemon juice in a small pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 2 minutes until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid slightly thickens. Remove from heat, and let stand in the pan for 15 minutes. Strain syrup in a bowl and keep at room temperature until ready to use.
  2. Step 2: Spoon the Greek yogurt in dessert bowls or martini glasses. Top with the orange slices. Drizzle with the Meyer lemon syrup. Garnish with a herb sprig and serve.

dessert, brunch, blood oranges

The Meyer Lemon Syrup – Step by step

Place the sugar, lemon peels and lemon juice in a small pan.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 2 minutes until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid slightly thickens.

Remove from heat, and let stand in the pan for 15 minutes.

Strain syrup in a bowl and keep at room temperature until ready to use.

© 2011 Viviane Bauquet Farre Food & Style NY LLC

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve April 5, 2009 at 8:40 am

Wow,Viviane! This is amazing. Welcome to the blogosphere!

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Laura April 16, 2009 at 2:09 pm

V,
When you talk to yourself, is it in French?

Thanks for the blog. It’s fantastic. Love the images.

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Viviane Bauquet Farre April 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Laura,
Unfortunately, I’ve given up talking to myself (and dreaming!) in French a long time ago! Glad you like the blog… Made my day!

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Laura April 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm

same with me and Spanish.

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Jean January 28, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I have dwarf Meyer lemon and blood orange trees in my back yard, so this is an excellent recipe for me to try!

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Viviane January 29, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Jean, How marvelous for you to have citrus trees in your backyard… I bet the fruits are out of this world! Enjoy this recipe and thank you for stopping by!

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