Bourbon Honey Broiled Oranges


There’s nothing like a leisurely weekend brunch, and it’s even better if it’s homemade. I love getting together with friends to cook brunch on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Making broiled oranges is a simple but beautiful addition to any brunch. They look impressive but they are actually super easy to make. 🙂

My inspiration for these came from an Old Fashioned cocktail. The oranges are sprinkled with sugar, drizzled with bourbon honey, and finished off with a little ground ginger. Feel free to substitute regular honey for the bourbon honey. I used bourbon honey from one of my favorite North Carolina companies, Cloister Honey. Check them out if you haven’t heard of them!


For the oranges, I used Cara Cara oranges because they are my favorite, but if you prefer a less sweet, tangier citrus, you can use navel oranges or even grapefruits for this recipe.


To make these beauties, split the oranges in half and cut around the pith around the edges to detach the orange from the peel and through each natural section to make them easier to eat. If your orange halves are having trouble standing up straight, cut a little off the bottom so they won’t roll around.


Sprinkle each orange half with a pinch of sugar, and drizzle with honey.


Sprinkle a pinch of ground ginger on each orange half.


Broil for 8-10 minutes or until bubbly and slightly charred.


Serve warm, topped with a dollop of greek yogurt, if desired!


Bourbon Honey Broiled Oranges
(makes 4 servings)

2 Cara Cara oranges
Bourbon honey (can use regular honey)
Ground ginger
Plain Greek yogurt (optional)

1. Turn oven broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with foil.

2. Slice two oranges in half. Using a sharp knife, cut around edges to detach orange from peel, and cut through each natural segment.

3. Sprinkle each half with a pinch of sugar. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of bourbon honey over each orange half (more or less to your preference). Sprinkle each half with a pinch of ground ginger.

4. Broil for about 8-10 minutes or until bubbly and slightly charred. Top with Greek yogurt, if desired. Serve warm.


One thought on “Bourbon Honey Broiled Oranges

  1. I’m slightly addicted to those Cara Cara oranges–credit to Grandma for telling us about them! These would be beautiful for a Christmas party!

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