Strawberry-Orange Mélange

Strawberry-Orange Mélange Recipe
Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia
A microwave speeds up the preparation of this fresh-fruit sauce.


4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup fruit and 1/2 cup ice cream)

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Nutritional 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


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)


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.

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.

June 1998
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