Springtime signifies new beginnings and transformations. But to the Ojai Valley, it represents so much more. That time of the year happens to be Ojai Pixie Tangerine season, which lasts through just a few short months from March to May. Grown on a collective of small family farms located twelve miles east of the sunny city of Ventura, this late season variety has inspired a fine frenzy among citrus lovers throughout the nation. While most citrus is seasonal during the cold winter months, nature has truly saved the best for last.
There is nothing quite like the first taste of the Ojai Pixie tangerine–you best believe you will always remember it. Its bright, lingering flavor on the palette always leaves you wanting more. What makes it stand out is every Pixie, though each may vary in shape and size, you bite into is consistently delicious. While you can eat them on their own, incorporating them into your favorite recipes is sure to brighten up your meal at any time of the day. Because when life gives you Ojai Pixie tangerines, make these recipes and enjoy! Here are eight of our favorite ways to use this incredible citrus.
Dried Cranberry Pixie Tangerine Scones
Because of all the wonderful menu options available at brunch, people sometimes tend to overlook the scones. However, these cranberry-tangerine scones are far from invisible. Delightfully sweet and juicy, Ojai Pixie Tangerines and dried cranberries give these scones an unforgettable aroma with a punch of citrus and tangy flavor. However, we have to say the best part is the caramelized Pixie tangerine sauce we drizzle onto the scones at the end.
Pixie Tangerine Bread w/Baby Pineapples
From breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert everyone can feature pixies in a variety of recipes. In this fabulous sweet bread recipe, the tangy zest of of the pixies complement the luscious, tart flavors of South African Baby Pineapples. Have a slice or two for brunch, dessert or even afternoon tea. And if you bring this to a potluck or party, we guarantee there won’t be any leftovers!
Strawberry and Pixie Tangerine Cinnamon Rolls
There’s something amazing about the smell of warm, cinnamon rolls right out of the oven. Comfort food often evokes fond memories of not only the food itself, but also the people associated with it. One bite of these homemade dried strawberry and Ojai Pixie Tangerine cinnamon rolls and you’ll be thinking of that special someone as well. We top these sweet treats with a glorious pixie tangerine buttercream and finish it off with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar.
Pixie Tangerine and Baby Red Beet Salad
Beets have a distinct, earthy taste that can be polarizing to some. However, for all you beet naysayers out there, we dare you to give this salad a try and let us know if we’ve changed your mind. From fresh, sunshine-sweet Ojai Pixie Tangerines to spicy, peppery arugula, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in this simple salad. Our ready-to-eat Organic Peeled and Steamed Red Beets make it easy to prepare not only this recipe but also any other recipe that calls for fresh beets.
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins w/Pixie Buttercream
Strawberries. Rhubarb. What could be a more fitting combination for the springtime? Not normally eaten on its own due to its intense tartness, rhubarb when combined with the sweetness of strawberries is a match made in heaven. The only thing that can take things to the next level? Say hello to Ojai Pixie Tangerines. This fabulous dessert couldn’t be a better way to celebrate the iconic union of these incredible fruits.
Crepes Suzette with Ojai Pixie Tangerines
Crepes Suzette is a simple dish made with thin crepe pancakes tossed in an exquisite orange, butter, sugar and Grand Mariner sauce. The method of flambéing the crepes at the end makes this very much a showstopper. Now that’s one way to wake someone up in the morning! Although traditional recipes for Crepes Suzette include oranges, we’ve decided to take advantage of the delicious unique flavors Ojai Pixies have to offer. To save on time, you can skip the arduous task of making your own crepes and use our ready-made crepes instead.
Pixie Tangerine Crepes w/Melissa’s Raspberry Sauce
Crepes are an easy and delicious way to have breakfast and dessert at the same time. These delightful French-style pancakes looks elegant and make an unforgettable breakfast. We’ve filled these crepes with a delicious cream cheese filling that we’ve folded in with Ojai Pixie tangerines and the juice and zest of Meyer Lemons. To save on time, you can use our ready-to-use crepes. And for a final restaurant-worthy touch, drizzle with our wonderful raspberry sauce or any of our dessert sauces of your choice.
Feeling bubby today? A simple blend of Ojai Pixie tangerine juice and champagne will do the trick. This is our seasonal take on one of brunch-time’s most popular libations. It’s simple to make but looks both fancy and festive enough to wake everyone in the morning. And to take things to the next level, take a spoonful of passionfruit pulp and add it to the mimosas for a little extra flavor and a unique look.
Have you tried Ojai Pixie Tangerines before? If so, share with us your favorite ways to enjoy them!