5 Clementine Recipes That Are Guaranteed to Brighten Your Day

Clementine and Chocolate Chip Cake
Photo: Rene Vincent Carrillo

Clementines — small, seedless mandarin oranges that are sometimes marketed as "Cuties" or "Halos"— are pleasantly juicy and sweet. The vitamin C-rich citrus fruits are so vibrant and adorable, they're guaranteed to brighten even the gloomiest days. Whether you're looking for dinner ideas or dessert inspiration, you'll find a fruity new favorite in this collection of our best clementine recipes.

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Chocolate Clementine Cake

Chocolate Clementine Cake
Jude

This impressive layer cake starts with a convenient secret ingredient: a package of yellow cake mix. Decadent chocolate icing is complemented with bright, juicy clementines.

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Peach Orange Iced Tea

Peach Orange Iced Tea
Jenny Aleman de Bolaños

Here's a refreshing iced Earl Grey tea, made with fresh peaches and clementines, that'll cool you down on a hot day. Want to make it a little healthier? Reviewer Jenny Aleman de Bolaños suggests using agave nectar as a sweetener instead of sugar.

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Sheet Pan Citrus and Sage Chicken with Roasted Broccoli and Potatoes

Sheet Pan Citrus and Sage Chicken with Roasted Broccoli and Potatoes
tcasa

This satisfying 1-hour meal comes together with just one pan, so clean-up is a breeze. Clementines lend fresh and fruity flavor, while sage adds irresistible earthiness.

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Clementine and Chocolate Chip Cake

Clementine and Chocolate Chip Cake
Rene Vincent Carrillo

Use your trusty Bundt pan to make this moist cake with clementines, apples, and chocolate chips. "The whole fruit and whole wheat flour provide a decent amount of nutrition for a dessert," according to recipe creator Rene Vincent Carrillo.

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Clementine Old Fashioned

Clementine Old Fashioned
lutzflcat

Keep it classy with this sophisticated cocktail. Fresh clementine juice and lemon juice is mixed with bourbon and simple syrup, then served over ice. If you want, you can rim the glass with sugar for extra sweetness in every sip.

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Auctionjunky1953

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