SWEET ORANGES CONGO

 

4 CALIFORNIA ORANGES (thick skinned)

1 cup CHOPPED DATES

cup CHOPPED PEANUTS

1/3 cup APRICOT BRANDY or CURACAO

1 cup MOIST SHREDDED COCONUT

 

Peel 4 CALIFORNIA ORANGES (thick skinned), cut in 1 inch slices then in -inch squares. Add: 1 cup CHOPPED DATES, cup CHOPPED PEANUTS and 1/3 cup APRICOT BRANDY or CURACAO. Blend all together. Divide 1 cup MOIST SHREDDED COCONUT into 8 dessert sauce dishes (2 Tbs. or 1 oz. each). Make a hole in the center of the coconut so that it forms a rim. Fill centers with ORANGES CONGO, dividing above mixture evenly. Add more brandy or orange juice if the mixture is not moist enough.

If you need a dessert in a hurry, prepare this dessert with canned mandarin oranges.

Another variation is to stuff baked apples with the above mixture when they are about half done.

 

Yield: 8 portions

 

country : Congo

course : dessert

 

source : The African Cookbook / Bea Sandler