Taste the World - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Sweet Oranges Congo

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*Official name: Democratic Republic of the Congo *Motto: "Justice-Peace-Work" *Capital: Kinshasa *Official Languages: French *Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic *Area: 905,355 sq mi *Population: (2015 estimate) 81,680,000 *Currency: Congolese franc (CDF) *Time Zone: WAT and CAT *Drives on the: right *International code: CD (data from Wikipedia)

For the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I made Sweet Oranges Congo. A delicious dessert that is so simple, you don't even have to cook anything. Make with orange juice or brandy, depending on your preference.  

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Sweet Oranges Congo

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 california oranges, cut in 1 inch slices then in 1/2-inch squares
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1cup chopped peanuts
  • 1cup apricot brandy or Curacao or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut

 

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METHOD:

1. Blend all together oranges, dates, peanuts and liquid. 

2. Divide coconut into 8 dessert sauce dishes. 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.

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

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