Broiled Oranges with Toasted Coconut
These Broiled Oranges with Toasted Coconut make for a perfect light dessert or palate cleanser between courses. They’re easy to make, so you can whip them up for a quick afternoon snack or brunch accompaniment as well.
Today I’m going to keep things simple.
I’m going to rub sugar into bright, juicy oranges, broil them up, and top them with coconut. And I’m going to call it dessert.
Because today isn’t about who makes the best ham or who finds the most eggs or who has the prettiest colored egg.
Today is about Jesus. It’s about resurrection. New life. Hope. Victory over the grave.
Could there be anything better?
Today, instead of fretting over lunch or the cleanliness of my house or the state of my flower beds, I’m going to be fully present. I’m going to sing a little too loudly in that pew at the side of the church. I’m going to fill my table with mismatched glasses and paper plates (yes PAPER plates…the horror!). I’m going to share a simple meal with my family. I’m going to say grace, and I’m going to have a lot to thank God for.
These oranges are a lovely way of celebrating this Resurrection Sunday. Every bite is like a burst of spring. Sweet, juicy, refreshing.
They make for a perfect light dessert or palate cleanser between courses. They’re so easy to make (3 ingredients people! 3 ingredients!), you can whip them up for a quick afternoon snack or brunch accompaniment as well. The smell alone is excuse enough to make them. It’s like the tropics blew through your front door and made themselves at home.
The easiest way to eat these is with a grapefruit fork, but you know what the most fun way is? Cut each half in quarters and just take a big bite. Let the juice run down your chin. Lick your lips. Go back for more. Enjoy every messy, drippy, sticky bite.
Have a blessed Easter everyone!
Broiled Oranges with Toasted Coconut
- 1 orange, sliced in half
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- Handful sweetened, shredded coconut
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Have broiled oranges before but never put coconut. What a great idea. trying this next !
Oh wow what a simple idea, love it.
Courtney, I adore this post – you’re absolutely right about the meaning of Easter. I love that you focused on what’s important instead of the mundane, first world issues that drive us crazy most of the time (dirty house? Yup, I’m guilty of agonizing over that all the time!). I love how simple yet insanely flavourful this dessert is. I’d definitely eat it as suggested – big bites, juice down the chin and a big smile on my face! Happy Easter, lady.
That first world problems catch phrase has really helped me be more aware of all the things I worry and complain about! It’s a good reminder of how blessed I am (and how unimportant it really is if there are a few hairballs under the couch.) Hope you had a great and meaningful Easter Nancy!
You are so right. Today is about Jesus. Love this simple recipe and love that you shared it on Easter during #SundaySupper
Sometimes the simple desserts are the best–these would be really refreshing after a big meal!
Exactly! It’s just the right amount of sweet to satisfy a dessert craving without weighing you down (or forcing you to change into elastic waist pants).
What a lovely recipe. I love coconut too so this is perfect.
I have never broiled an orange before, but you had better believe I’m going to try it now! Love the sprinkle of toasted coconut…how divine…
Toasted coconut is always divine. 🙂
Reminds me of my mom’s breakfasts! She never used coconut though, I’m going to pass that onto her!
Yum! Anything with toasted coconut is automatically going to be amazing! 🙂
Lovely post… thanks again for reminding of the reason for today. Happy Easter!!! 😉
Happy Easter to you too!
I’ve seen broiled grapefruit but never done with oranges. Lovely!
What a very simple and tasty dessert.
What a Beautiful Recipe!
Lovely and simple treat. Enjoy your Easter very much!
Thank you Renee! I hope you had a lovely day as well!
What a bright and cheery dish. I have broiled grapefruit but never oranges. You have inspired me to do this. I love that you are staying present today and using paper plates–we are too! Happy Easter PS, I can hear you singing from MD 🙂
Hahaha! I didn’t know I was singing THAT loud.
That plate is a burst of sunshine, and delicious too! Happy Easter!
Thanks Paula! It is very cheery, even on a cloudy day.
Loved this post! Today is an awesome day. Your oranges are perfect for an afternoon snack or dessert.
Thanks Lane. I hope you had a great Easter!
What a gorgeous and simple dessert! Thank you for participating today!
Thanks for coming by to comment!
What a marvelous idea! Happy #SundaySupper to you and of course Happy Easter too!
Your oranges look delicious!