California Central Coast Recipes

Orange Sauce

Orange Sauce is a very easy to make sauce which will perk up any dish where a little orange pizazz is needed. The key is to use fresh orange juice, preferable fresh squeezed, and a good quality orange liqueur.

You can make it sweet to accompany desserts and recipes like Panettone French Toast, or tone the sweetness down a bit to recipes like baked ham. ©2017, Orange Sauce
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
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1 cup Fresh Orange Juice
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 cup Orange Marmalade
1/4 Cup Grand Marnier

Preparation Directions.

1 Mix the orange juice and sugar according to taste in sauce pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until reduced by 1/2.

2 Stain the reduced liquid and place back into the pan.

3 Add the marmalade and Grand Marnier and mix well. Continue to simmer for a few minutes more to dissolve all the marmalade. Remove from heat.

4 Serve warm.

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

This sauce goes perfectly with Panettone French Toast, or as a side sauce for baked ham.

A tip from Sue!

Choosing a pot

The first thing you to do is get decent cookware. Nothing is more serviceable than stainless steel, thatís what the pros use and is mandated for all commercial restaurants.

Save yourself a lot of trouble and get the best quality stainless steel that you can afford. A few basic sizes will take you a long way!