When every bit of their bitter pith is removed, oranges become surprisingly delicate and even luxurious, says frenetica. She tops oranges with spiced red wine syrup for a dessert that’s not cloying or heavy. Here’s the recipe:

Boil down a bottle of red wine with a cup of granulated sugar (or to taste) and some cinnamon sticks until it is reduced to a thick, dark syrup. Meanwhile, cut the peel and pith from good, juicy oranges with a knife and slice them into rounds. Cover and chill. To serve, drizzle plenty of spiced wine syrup over chilled orange rounds and top with good vanilla ice cream.

frenetica likes to use any extra syrup on oatmeal.

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