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A couple of years ago we headed north to Mildura and brought home a heap of oranges.  We ate a heap fresh, they were sweet and juicy, but we just couldn’t eat all of them, so I preserved them.

I sliced them up and put them through our Fowlers Vacola unit and bottled them without sugar.   Unfortunately when they are bottled they do turn sour so you need to make them into something instead of just eating them with a heap of sugar.

The oranges look really impressive in the bottles.
So I make these muffins and they are lovely and moist.


  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil (I use olive oil)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tblsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 180 degrees (moderate).  Blend orange and sugar in the food processor, add egg, oil and milk, process.

Mix dry ingredients and blend together with wet.  Place in muffin tray and bake for 12 – 15 mins in moderate oven.


I ice these with chocolate icing.


PS: you can make these muffins without the cocoa powder, and ice them with orange icing.

PPS: if you don’t have preserved oranges just use a whole orange and put that in the blender instead.

PPS:  This recipe makes 1 dozen muffins, I usually double it because I have about 2 oranges per preserving jar.