Orange Pulp Recipes

Orange Pulp Recipes

Orange pulp can be used to prepare various delicious dishes. Here are some orange pulp recipes that can be easily prepared at home.
Oranges are amongst the most popular fruits that are consumed by people across the world. Apart from consuming it raw, you may use it in a wide range of recipes. There are many different ways of using this fruit in recipes. While some recipes require orange juice, some others use the zest of the fruit. Orange pulp is also used in various recipes. You may either prepare the pulp from fresh oranges or use the pulp that is usually discarded after juicing this fruit. You can use orange pulp to prepare cakes, cookies, muffins and marmalade.
There are various recipes that have orange derivatives among the list of ingredients. Including the pulp of this fruit in recipes is one of the best ways of reaping the nutritional benefits of oranges. Apart from the nutrients it offers, orange pulp has high levels of dietary fiber, which is beneficial for the body in various ways. As mentioned above, you may use left over orange pulp in certain recipes, whereas others require fresh pulp.
Recipe 1 - Cake
Ingredients
  • Caster sugar - 275 gm
  • Self-rising flour - 275 gm
  • Baking margarine (soft) - 225 gm
  • Orange - 1 (for making pulp)
  • Eggs (large) - 4
  • Butter (soft) - 50 gm
  • Baking powder - 3 teaspoons
  • Ground cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • Mixed spice - 1 teaspoon
  • Icing sugar - 175 gm
How to Prepare
Take the whole orange and wash it properly. Now, boil it in a saucepan with enough water to cover the fruit. As we are using the whole orange in this recipe, choose a fruit with a very thin skin. Cover and cook the orange for around one and half hours. As the fruit gets soft and cooked, remove from the heat and cut it into large chunks, along with the skin. Remove the seeds and blend it. As the puree turns grainy, take out two tablespoons of it and keep aside. Now, run the machine till the puree turns smooth. Add the remaining ingredients, except butter and icing sugar (along with the reserved orange pulp).
Now, blend the ingredients to form the cake dough. Take two sandwich tins (200 mm) and line them with greaseproof paper. Pour the dough into these tins and bake on the grid shelf on the floor of the baking oven, for around thirty minutes. Once done, take out the cakes and let them cool. Meanwhile, prepare the icing by mixing butter, reserved orange pulp and icing sugar. All you have to do is to spread this icing on top of one cake and place the other over it. Spread the remaining icing over the upper one and your cake is ready.
Recipe 2 - Muffins
Ingredients
  • Orange pulp - ½ cup
  • Eggs - 4
  • Margarine - ½ cup
  • Sugar - ½ cup
  • Pumpkin puree - 1 ½ cup
  • Minced raisins - 1 cup
  • Rolled oats - 1 cup
  • Self-rising flour - 3 cups
  • Powdered ginger - 2 teaspoons
  • Pecan nuts - ½ cup
  • Apricots (dried) - ½ cup
  • Treacle - ¼ cup
  • Sunflower seeds - ½ cup
How to Prepare
First of all, prepare the pumpkin and orange pulp. Cook a pound of chopped pumpkin pieces with half a cup of water and smash to make the puree. Orange pulp can be prepared by pureeing a whole orange (thin-skinned one). Start with blending the margarine with treacle and sugar. Add the pumpkin and orange puree, along with the eggs. Next you have to combine this mixture with flour. Once done, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Prepare baking trays and drop a spoonful of cookie dough on them, at a distance of at least an inch. Now, place the baking trays inside the oven that is preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for around half an hour to forty minutes and your cookies are ready.
Recipe 3 - Marmalade
Ingredients
  • Orange pulp (minced) - 1 ½ cup
  • Lemon juice - 2 tablespoons
  • Minced peaches - 8 cups
  • Sliced orange peel - ¾ cup
  • Sugar - 5 cups
How to Prepare
Mix the above said ingredients and cook over low heat. Make sure to stir them till the sugar dissolves completely. Continue cooking the mixture over low heat. As the mixture thickens, remove from heat and pour into warm sterilized jars with tight lids. Make sure that you leave a space of around half an inch from the rim of the bottles, before securing the lids. Now, process these bottles in a boiling water bath for around fifteen minutes. Once done, take out the jars and store them.
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