Winter is the season of oranges, because at that period of the year they are the most natural and most delicious. Not many ingredients are as versatile as the orange…with them you can make  fresh juice, you can use them as the “zing” in herbal teas or as a tangy ingredient in a creamy dessert. In the dark days of winter the best thing we can do is to make satisfying orange-based dessert  to bring us out of our doldrums. Oranges make a sweet and colorful dessert and their infusions often add just the kick a recipe needs. From Orange and Cinnamon Mince Pies to Orange Walnut Macarons with Spiced Cream Cheese and Cranberry Filling, we’ve rounded up best dessert recipes with orange flavor. Tell us, what’s your favorite way to enjoy oranges?

Orange Walnut Macaroons with Spiced Cream Cheese and Cranberry Filling

winter-desser-orange-flavor_01Recipe via bakingamoment.com

Orange, Blueberry and Olive Oil Muffins

winter-desser-orange-flavor_02Recipe via jellytoastblog.com

Carrot Cake with Orange Flavor

winter-desser-orange-flavor_03Recipe via fooditus.com

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

winter-desser-orange-flavor_04Recipe via bettycrocker.com

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Orange Muffins

winter-desser-orange-flavor_05Recipe via dessertfortwo.com

Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

winter-desser-orange-flavor_06Recipe via gimmesomeoven.com

Orange-Frosted Cranberry Cookies

winter-desser-orange-flavor_07Recipe via bettycrocker.com

Castagnaccio – Italian Chestnut Flour Cake

winter-desser-orange-flavor_08Recipe via fooditus.com

Low-Fat Chocolate Angel Cake with Raspberry-Orange Sauce

winter-desser-orange-flavor_09Recipe via bettycrocker.com

Orange and Cinnamon Mince Pies

winter-desser-orange-flavor_10Recipe via fooditus.com