by Simon Rimmer

How beautiful is this tart? The season for blood oranges is short, so don't miss the chance to try this.


Buyer's guide

Blood oranges have a very short season in late winter. Make the most of their thrilling, spicy tartness while you can.


Substitute ordinary oranges with blood oranges - they can be used in soufflés, puddings and sauces and work well in marmalade or ice cream. They are particularly delicious in jellies (add a shot or two of orange liqueur for the grown ups). The fiery colour and unique flavour of blood orange juice also make it a great addition to cocktails. Use blood oranges to make Maltese mayonnaise.