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Sweet Orange and Strawberry Pyramid

From Italian Cooking and Living, February/March 2004

  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4-inch thick 24 strawberries, washed and hulled, sliced crosswise 1/4-inch thick, reserve 4 whole strawberries
  • juice of 2 blood oranges

In a saucepan, bring 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, and let cool. Place a large orange slice on each plate, and top with some strawberry slices. Repeat twice more using smaller orange slices each time, and top the pyramid with a whole strawberry. Pour some of the syrup over each pyramid, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the blood orange juice and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool. Remove the pyramids from the refrigerator. Pour some of the blood orange sauce on each plate, and serve. Serves 4

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