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Caramel Orange Fool

The Pudding:

  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 packages powdered gelatin
  • 3 cups of buttermilk
  • teaspoon kosher salt

To make the pudding, place the cream and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat just until the sugar dissolves. Meanwhile, place the water in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it( do not Stir). Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir the gelatin into the warm cream until melted. Let cool slightly. Stir in the buttermilk and salt. Refrigerate until just set ( the mixture should not be solid nor liquid), About 2 hours.

The Caramel:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 6 oranges

To make the caramel, Place the sugar in a medium saucepan and stir in the water. Use a pastry brush dipped in water to wash down any sugar crystals on the side of the pan. Place over medium heat and cook without stirring until mixture turns a deep caramel color. Remove from heat and carefully add the cream. Return the pan to the heat and stir until all the caramel is dissolved. Place in a bowl and let cool completely. Use a paring knife to remove all peel and pith from the oranges. Working over a bowl to collect any orange juice, cut out the orange sections from between the membranes. Stir the juice into the caramel. To assembly, whisk the pudding . Spoon about cup of pudding into 6 large wine glasses. Top each with a scant 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce and a few orange slices, making sure both show around the edge of the glass. Repeat the layers. Top with the remaining pudding and drizzle with a little caramel sauce. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Yield: Six Servings