BLOOD ORANGES WITH DATES, PISTACHIOS AND POMEGRANATE MOLASSES

BLOOD ORANGES WITH DATES, PISTACHIOS AND POMEGRANATE MOLASSES (for eight)

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16 blood oranges, skin and pith removed, cut into thirds, seeds removed

¾ cup pomegranate molasses

½ cup honey

1 tablespoon orange-blossom water

16 dates, pitted and chopped

seeds from 1 pomegranate

½ cup unsalted pistachio nuts, chopped

¼ cup chopped mint


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the pomegranate molasses, honey and orange-blossom water.
  1. Lay orange slices on a large, white platter. Sprinkle with dates, pomegranate seeds and pistachios.  Pour the molasses mixture over top, sprinkle with mint and serve.

from The New York Times Magazine, March 20, 2005

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