Blood orange parfait with Meyer lemon syrup

Blood orange parfait with Meyer lemon syrup

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.

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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 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.

Blood orange parfait with Meyer lemon syrup

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.

9 Comments

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

    • 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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  5. same with me and Spanish.

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

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

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

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