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25 Sweet Ways to Enjoy the Best of Winter Citrus

25 deliciously sweet winter citrus recipes
Every winter, when morale starts to fall, the new crop of seasonal citrus magically appears. Meyer lemons, ruby red grapefruit, tangelos, clementines, and blood oranges are just a few of my favorites. We live in New York, so it’s not local, but it is fresh, bright, vibrant, and perfect. Just what we all need to get through the rest of winter. Earlier this week, we shared 20 of our favorite savory citrus recipes, and now we’ve rounded up 25 of our favorite sweet ways to enjoy the season’s best citrus.

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  • Clementine Olive Oil Cake 1 of 25
    Clementine Olive Oil Cake
    Olive oil cake is my go-to simple cake recipe, and this version with clementine slices is moist, sweet, and amazingly delicious.
    
Make clementine olive oil cake
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Apple Blood Orange Buckle 2 of 25
    Apple Blood Orange Buckle
    Apples and blood oranges make for a moist, easy cake. Just right when you need a simple, incredibly delicious, brunch dish.
    Make apple blood orange buckle
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Snowy Lemon Cupcakes 3 of 25
    Snowy Lemon Cupcakes
    Snow-inspired lemony cupcakes—perfect for a wintertime party.
    Make snowy lemon cupcakes
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Tangerine Lime Bars 4 of 25
    Tangerine Lime Bars
    These tangerine lime bars are tangy, bright, and brimming with fresh-squeezed tangerine flavor.
    Make tangerine lime bars

    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Ginger Orange Olive Oil Muffins 5 of 25
    Ginger Orange Olive Oil Muffins
    Start your day with these toothsome olive oil muffins with fragrant orange and a bot of heat from fresh ginger.

    Make ginger orange olive oil muffins
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Key Lime Tart 6 of 25
    Key Lime Tart
    Keep things simple, and light, with this incredible key lime tart.
    
Make key lime tart
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Meyer Lemon Ricotta Pancakes 7 of 25
    Meyer Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
    These delicate pancakes are creamy and light, with a distinct zestiness from mild, sweet Meyer lemons.
    Make Meyer lemon ricotta pancakes
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Orange Rosemary Quick Bread 8 of 25
    Orange Rosemary Quick Bread
    Try the unusual combination of orange and rosemary the next time you have a craving for a simple, moist quick bread.
    Make orange rosemary quick bread
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Blood Orange Marmalade 9 of 25
    Blood Orange Marmalade
    Turn blood oranges into a mouthwatering, vivid red marmalade.
    Make blood orange marmalade
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Blood Orange Wacky Cake 10 of 25
    Blood Orange Wacky Cake
    This easy vegan wacky cake is brimming with real blood orange juice.
    Make blood orange wacky cake
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Ginger Orange Olive Oil Muffins 11 of 25
    Ginger Orange Olive Oil Muffins
    Start your day with these toothsome olive oil muffins with fragrant orange and a bit of heat from fresh ginger.

    Make ginger orange olive oil muffins
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Meyer Lemon Blueberry Pancakes 12 of 25
    Meyer Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
    Meyer lemon and blueberries are a wonderful combination, and make for incredibly delicious pancakes.
    Make Meyer lemon blueberry pancakes
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Meyer Lemon Bread Pudding 13 of 25
    Meyer Lemon Bread Pudding
    This light and buttery bread pudding features Meyer lemons and blueberries.
    Make Meyer lemon bread pudding
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Sherbet 14 of 25
    Ruby Red Grapefruit Sherbet
    Though some may find it chilly for sherbet, I can't resist taking advantage of peak season citrus and turning it into a delicious frozen treat. And if you've never had homemade sherbet, the clean, fresh flavor will definitely blow you away!
    Make ruby red grapefruit sherbet
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Burnt Orange Creme Brulee 15 of 25
    Burnt Orange Creme Brulee
    Take creamy creme brulee to the next level with the distinct and lovely flavor of burnt orange.
    Make burnt orange creme brulee
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Cranberry Orange Quick Bread 16 of 25
    Cranberry Orange Quick Bread
    Cranberries and orange are a classic flavor combination that makes this quick bread sing.
    Make cranberry orange quick bread
    Image: Aggie Goodman
  • Orange Cinnamon Coffee Cake 17 of 25
    Orange Cinnamon Coffee Cake
    Warming cinnamon compliments the orange beautifully in this buttery coffee cake.
    Make orange cinnamon coffee cake
    Image: Kelsey Banfield
  • Meyer Lemon Almond Cake 18 of 25
    Meyer Lemon Almond Cake
    This simple glazed Meyer lemon almond cake is delightful for dessert or breakfast!
    Make lemon almond cake
    Image: Kelsey Banfield
  • Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies 19 of 25
    Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Chocolate chip cookies are pretty good on their own, but with a bit of orange zest, they're absolutely amazing.

    Make orange chocolate chip cookies
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Blood Orange Creamsicles 20 of 25
    Blood Orange Creamsicles
    Fresh squeezed blood oranges add sophistication and depth to yummy homemade creamsicles.
    
Make blood orange creamsicles
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Orange Spice Cookies 21 of 25
    Orange Spice Cookies
    These tasty vegan orange spice cookies will totally hit the spot after a chilly winter walk.
    Make orange spice cookies
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Simple Apple Tart 22 of 25
    Simple Apple Tart
    This may look like an ordinary apple tart, but it's orange zest that gives the apples such great flavor.

    Make an orange-infused apple tart
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Orange Segments with Cardamom Caramel Sauce 23 of 25
    Orange Segments with Cardamom Caramel Sauce
    Dessert doesn't have to be complicated try dipping perfectly ripe orange segments in a yummy cardamom caramel sauce.
    Make cardamom caramel sauce
    Image: Stacie Billis
  • Blood Orange French Toast 24 of 25
    Blood Orange French Toast
    Blood oranges add big flavor to classic french toast.
    Make blood orange french toast
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Meyer Lemon Cake 25 of 25
    Meyer Lemon Cake
    This lovely layer cake is just the thing for a winter celebration.
    Make Meyer lemon cake
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

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20 Savory Citrus Recipes to Get You Through the Winter

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