Advent Calendar: Spiced Citrus Salad

Advent Calendar: Spiced Citrus Salad

This recipe has evolved over the years to become a holiday favorite. It’s a nice counterbalance to a hearty spread and is best made the day before. It’s my favorite thing for December 8th:

Spiced Citrus Salad
Serves 20

10 oranges
6 red grapefruits
1 1/2 cups of pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup of mulling spices
1 cup of water
1 1/2 cups of sugar

Use a knife to slice off the skin of the oranges and grapefruits and segment out the fruit into a big ceramic or glass bowl. Meanwhile, simmer the sugar, water and mulling spices until the mixture is slightly thickened and light brown – about 15 minutes. Let the syrup cool a bit and then pour it on to the citrus through a strainer. Leave overnight in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, use a slotted spoon to drain the fruit and top with pomegranate seeds.

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