Honey Baked Navel Oranges With Ice Cream

Make the most out of the Navel Oranges we've been getting from Gisborne with this delicious and simple desert. Follow the recipe at the bottom to ‘Build Your Own Fruit Ice Cream’ if you really want to impress!


3 navel oranges

15g butter

2 tablespoons honey

¼ tsp cinnamon

2 bay leaves

4 scoops Vanilla ice cream


Slice 2 of the oranges in half. Using a sharp knife, run it around the outer edge between the orange and the peel. This will make this delicious dessert easier to eat after cooking. Next, using a skewer, poke 4 holes in the bottom of each of the orange halves.

Slice one of the oranges in half and extract the juice. In a pot, combine the orange juice, butter, honey, and bay leaves. Heat on low heat for 1-2 minutes, continuously stirring, until the honey and butter are combined.

Place the halved oranges skin side down into an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle the cinnamon over each of the oranges. Pour over the honey and orange liquid, and add the bay leaves.

Bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven. To serve, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and drizzle the delicious juices over it.

Enjoy your delightful dessert!