13 Bright-Flavored Citrus Dessert Recipes to Kick the Winter Blues

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From citrus flavored cakes to simple tarts, we have decadent dessert recipes perfect for using up your winter citrus fruit
13 Bright-Flavored Citrus Dessert Recipes to Kick the Winter Blues

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The addition of orange juice to the cake adds a bright, citrus flavor perfect for using up seasonal winter oranges.

Winter can be long, cold, and full of mundane soups and stews to help keep you warm. Luckily, there is something you can do about your repetitive diet in the form of not-so-bland desserts

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It’s amazing how citrus adds bright, mood-lifting flavor to any kind of dessert. Not only are citrus fruits healthy for us, but they also contain loads of vitamins and antioxidants that are excellent for illuminating skin and aging gracefully —not to mention citrus fruit tastes amazing.

If you are sick with a cold (who isn’t at some point during this season), the vitamin C extracted from citrus fruits will help to shorten the duration of the illness and to lessen symptoms. Research shows that citrus even helps prevent obesity and protects against type 2 diabetes as well. Who knew packing citrus fruits into your desserts could be healthy? Citrus fruits offer a more nutritious alternative for your dessert and their fresh, fruity flavor that pairs so well with tropical imports, like coconut or pineapple will teleport you through taste to a warm paradise, while winter rages outside your window.

For some wintertime dessert inspiration, check out these citrus-packed recipes sure to send the winter blues packing.