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Strawberry-Orange Mélange

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup fruit and 1/2 cup ice cream)
A microwave speeds up the preparation of this fresh-fruit sauce.

Ingredients

  • 4 navel oranges (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream
  • Mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 176
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 2.9 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 3.7 g
  • carbohydrate 35.7 g
  • fiber 7.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 32 mg
  • calcium 139 mg

How to Make It

  1. Peel and section oranges over a bowl, and squeeze membranes to extract juice. Set the sections aside, and reserve 1/4 cup juice. Discard membranes. Chop the orange sections.

  2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a 1-quart glass measure. Stir in the reserved orange juice, 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, and lemon juice, and stir with a whisk until well-blended. Stir in the chopped oranges. Microwave mixture at high 2 minutes and 45 seconds or until thick, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir in strawberries and extracts. Serve over ice cream. Garnish with mint, if desired.