13 Chocolate and Orange Recipes 🍊

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When we think of chocolate desserts with fruit, we often think of strawberries, raspberries, and bananas. Citrus? Not so much. But, why not?

Let’s take a look at Oranges. They’re the perfect summer fruit. A little sweet, a little sour, capable of waking up your senses one at a time.

 

The smell,

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The feel,

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The taste.

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There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day. 

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Now take that tart, juicy masterpiece, and blend it with decadent chocolate. 

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The results? Nothing short of magic.

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13 Chocolate and Orange Recipes 

to Celebrate your Tastebuds


Baked Dark Chocolate Mousse with Orange Curd

Recipe here by Follow the Fork


 

Chocolate Orange Twists

Recipe here by Lazy Cat Kitchen

Nigella’s Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake

Recipe here by Neighbor Food

Dark Chocolate Orange Ice Cream

Recipe here by Barefeet in the Kitchen

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Recipe here by Shades of Cinnamon

Orange Chocolate Brioche Rolls

Recipe here by A Cookie Named Desire

Dark Chocolate, Almond & Orange Lace Cookies

Recipe here by My Jerusalem Kitchen

Chocolate Orange Pistachio Bark

Recipe here by This Mama Cooks

Chocolate Cinnamon Orange Pots de Creme

Recipe here by The Fed Up Foodie

Chocolate Orange Macarons

Recipe here by Steph in Thyme

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Recipe here by Eat Cake For Dinner

Chocolate Orange Checkerboard Cake

Recipe here by Lucy and the Runaways

Chocolate Orange Pudding with Grand Marnier

Recipe here by The Globe and Mail

 Are you a fan of Orange and Chocolate? If so, which recipe would you most like to try?

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Chocolate and Cheese Pairings

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How does a chocoholic celebrate Cheese Day? It may seem like an odd couple, but cheese can actually be a delicious accompaniment to chocolate.

 

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Way. If you find yourself feeling hungry and adventurous, give it a try!

The basics of a Chocolate and Cheese Tasting:

  • Smell the cheese chunk and chocolate before sampling.
  • When tasting a pair, eat the cheese followed by the chocolate.
  • Eat small pieces of each, the cheese being double the size of the chocolate.
  • Take time to allow flavors to melt in your mouth.
  • Dark chocolate, being less sweet, tends to pair with aged, nutty, or pungent cheeses. I find the dark chocolate to be most versatile.
  • Typically, more complex chocolates pair best with more dimensional cheeses.
  • Milk chocolate tends to go better with milk based, buttery, or soft cheeses.
  • Experiment with chocolates with texture and multiple flavors. (Nuts, caramel, coffee beans, fruit, spices, toffee, etc.)

 

Of course, all of these thoughts are just suggestions. The combinations aren’t an absolute science, however you’ll find that some flavors naturally blend well together. At the end of the day, it’s all about your palate. 

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Some recommendations:

Dark Chocolate– pair with Blue Cheese, Goat Cheese, wine or beer washed cheese, Aged Parmesan, Aged Cheddar, Aged Gouda, Mascarpone

Milk Chocolate – goes with Riccotta, Brie, Robiola, and goat/cow milk cheeses.

White Chocolate – try with mild cheeses, like Colby or Goat Cheese.

Chocolate with Nuts or Dried Fruit– pairs well with aged cheeses, semi-soft cheeses (like Brie), Aged Jack Cheese, Gruyere

Spicy & Chili Chocolate– pairs nicely with Aged Sharp Cheeses

Chocolate Caramels– their sweetness will round off with a salty cheese, such as Romano.

 

 

If you want to take things a step further, try these luxurious recipes. 


Baked Gouda and Dark Chocolate

Recipe by Wine & Glue

 

 

Bittersweet Chocolate Glazed Brandied Cherry Brie Cake

Recipe by Wisconsin Cheese

 

Melted Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Brie Tarts

Recipe by Dairy Goodness

 

 

Chocolate Covered Goat Cheese Truffles

Recipe by Good Dinner Mom

 

White Chocolate Macaroni and Cheese!

Recipe by Popsugar

 

Have you ever tried chocolate and cheese together?  I’d love to hear about your pairing experience- good or bad!