Orange Salad ~1855

1850s Orange and Brandy Salad Recipe.

Dessert or Salad?

I posted this recipe previously, but finally had a chance to go back and make it for a gathering – with great success!

Orange Salad with Brandy


  • 6 Oranges
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 pint or 1 teacup of brandy, rum, or Madeira

Notes: Make ahead and let chill for several hours or overnight to soak in the alcohol. Surprisingly, the salad is not sweet, but refreshing and balanced. One guest decided to add a bit of amaretto and said that came out well, too.



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