Friday, January 9, 2009

Oh My Darlin', Oh My Darlin', Oh My Darlin'...


Want a great snack idea? Clementines from Spain! They're small, portable, easy-to-peel (my kids can easily peel these without help), yummy, and good for you!

I love these Clementines because they're seedless, or very nearly seedless. And unlike some varieties of oranges, you can easily chew these. I hate oranges that are impossible to chew. I always end up spitting out globs of that membrane separating each segment. These Clementines from Spain aren't like that. They're de-lish!

Clementines from Spain are also a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, fiber and potassium. They're sweet and juicy, but only have about 50 calories each!

Not only do they make great after-school snacks, are perfect for lunchboxes and late night munchies when you crave something sweet, but you can use them to spice up your favorite recipes. In fact, here's a recipe for a cheesecake that is awesome!

Clementines from Spain Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust


For the crust:

3 cups gingersnap crumbs
1/4 cup of golden brown sugar
2 teaspoons Clementines from Spain zest
6 tablespoons melted butter


For filling:

4- 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Clementines from Spain juice
4 tablespoons Clementines from Spain zest
3 tablespoons flour
5 large eggs, room temperature


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

To prepare the crust:

In a large bowl, mix together gingersnap crumbs, brown sugar, Clementines from Spain zest and melted butter until mixture resembles wet sand. Transfer mixture to 9” spring form pan and press down so that the crumb mixture covers bottom evenly and comes up the sides of the pan an inch. Place in refrigerator until ready to fill.

To prepare the filling:

In a large bowl using electric mixer, blend cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Gradually add sugar, Clementines from Spain juice, Clementines from Spain zest and flour, making sure to scrape down the sides of bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Add eggs one at a time, continuing to blend until mixture is smooth.

Remove crust from refrigerator and fill with cream cheese mixture.

Place in the center rack of oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until lightly golden and firm in the center.

I've got 5 crates of Clementines from Spain to give away to 5 readers! (You have to be a US resident for this contest.) Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose 5 random winners on Tuesday, January 13. Good luck!

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Kelly said...

My kids LOVE clementines. They'll eat a 3lb bag of them in one day.

Kelly Q.

snippity1 said...

I've never tried clementines. They sound great.

Adrienne G said...

Yummy, yummy! Those sound so good - and make me all the more ready for summer time!

zekesmom10 said...

I loves me some clementines. No one else in the house eats them, but I bet they would in that recipe!

Sheila said...

Clementines are yummy! We just love them.

cbhoff said...

I love those! I always seem to get bad oranges but I've only ever had one bad clementine.

Anjie said...

My daughter and I love clementines!

Sandy, HE, Illinois said...

I would love som Clementines from SPAIN too
Sandy

Amy Molander said...

My 3 kids all LOVE these "baby" oranges as they call them. We would be so thankful to win a crate of them!

Kitti said...

I've never heard of Clementines! Are they a Northern thing?
Sounds like something my kids would like though!
~K

Carol Y. from Iowa said...

Oh my darlin' I would love to receive some clementines!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I've heard of them but never used them. A perfect treat for the boys. Come on Random.org PICK ME ;).

Jenn said...

My hubby LOVES clementines- and that cheesecake looks so yummy!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

JLWalden1{at}gmail{dot}com

Snoopyfan said...

Mmmmmmm! Love Clementines!!! Hope the random generator picks me! :)

Adrienne said...

Great! We love clementines in our house.
aeshuron@twcny.rr.com

Our Unique Family said...

We love these, and we would love to win them

Valerie G said...

My son and I love clementines!

Aubrey said...

I LOVE clementines! My son's never tried them, though... I'll have to get him some once the weather gets warmer here!

Blake and Laura said...

Yum!

Jen said...

My kids love clementines,too. I love how easy they are to peel and eat. Yummy. Hope to win!

Mommica said...

I ADORE Clementines! Hooray - pick me! pick me!

Martha said...

Clementines are one of the best fruit snacks for kids. My DD loves them to because she can peel them herself!
That recipe looks good too!~

Jessica Madsen said...

Oh, I love these! I have one in my lunchbox for today...no lie. And my 16 month old son LOVES them too. If I would let him, he would eat about 20 a day. LOL.

Amanda said...

Clementines dont last long around my house!! The boys love them!

-T- said...

Yummy! If I win, I'm making that delish cheesecake!

Knick Knack Paddy Whack, Throw This Mom a Bone said...

YUM!!!

maidto5 said...

What a great contest! Thanks for the chance!

amy said...

We are also HUGE fans of clementines. My kids beg for the 5 lbs crate every time we go to the store!!!

aaensons said...

these sound wonderful for my twenty two month old son whom likes to do things on his own with out help. other things like this he ends up juicing when he tries to pull them apart since that is one of his favorite things to do.
where do you get these at?
JoEll

Randee said...

Oooooooooooo, I could eat the whole crate in one sitting.

anawinston said...

My favorite!

ElleBee said...

Wowza...that cheesecake looks amazing!

Wendy said...

My daughter would eat clementines all day long if I let her! Yummy!

Kathy said...

LOVE THEM!!! I ate 2 this morning...we usually go through 2 crates of them a week!

plainprecious said...

This sounds great my kids love oranges so this would be perfect. I have to peel all oranges even for my 18 year old cause oranges are tough. Plus is I win it would be a perfect birthday present for me I turn 43 on the 21st!!!!!!!!!!

Beth said...

Pick me Pick me!

Roni said...

oh WOW clementines are GREAT!! I love them! I totally agree about the oranges. I pack clementines in my husbands lunch, and I eat them as a snack while watching tv. I sure hope you pick me!

Mark & Abbie's Blog (mostly Abbie's) said...

We have just discovered these and my kids love them. They are also pretty inexpensive compared to oranges. Yummy, yummy!

MommyChris said...

You know, I have never in my life had a clementine.

Steph said...

Ooo! Ooo! YUMMY!

Candace said...

I never had clementines till last year. My neighbor and her son got my son hooked on them. He pestered me, I gave in, and all the kids love them.

Jaclyn said...

I love clementines! My 3 year old and 1 year old have never tried them. I think they would LOVE them. I hope I win.

valkyrie_lisa said...

Clementines! I love clementines! I don't like that thick stuff on oranges, either, and clementines are also so much sweeter.

Lisa F.

Sarah said...

We all love Clementines too! We don't even bother with oranges anymore. :) YUMMY!!!

Diane B said...

Darn it. Now I have that song stuck in my head! At least it's displaced the itsy-bitsy spider for a while.

Amy Flippin Blankenship said...

This is ironic that you posted this. My sister was just telling me over the holiday how awesome clementines are. I've never had them before so I looked for them at my grocery store the other day but couldn't find any. Wonder if they haven't reached Georgia from Spain yet? You know, that sling shot is pretty hard to do ;)

Jamie D. said...

How generous! My whole family loves clementines.I want to win! :o)

Anjie said...

I absolutely love these! I ate the whole box I bought before Christmas. For some reason my kids won't eat them, but I can't gt enough. If I win, I will totally make the cheesecake..it looks so yummy!

Anjie B.

Stacy said...

My family loves clementines. My kids are crazy and love fruit just as much as they do sweets. I'd love to win!!

Mark said...

We LOVE LOVE LOVE them! They won't be around long if we win that is for sure! And I will for SURE be making that cheesecake (if I can).
Thanks for the chance to win. What a great giveaway, something healthy for the New year (well besides the cheesecake that is LOL!).
Sue
marklovessue@numail.org

Anne said...

We LOVE oranges!

akhughes said...

I am 9 months prego and citrus fruits are one thing I can't get enough of right now (so you have to pick me :) the recipe looks delish!

Chris A., Jackson MI said...

LOVE THESES! Great snacks!

Ben and Melissa James said...

Yummy! I have one child that won't touch these but another that can't get enough!

ahads said...

I love clementines! My family can go through a box of these in just a few days.

Marly said...

I would love some clementines. my kids love these!

Jennifer said...

That looks like a great cheesecake. We would love to have the clementines.

leaner said...

Yummers! I love clementines. They are natures candy.

Covey and Justin said...

I love Clemntines! Hope I win!

Courtney said...

We all love clementines in this house!!

Diana said...

My son goes crazy for them! Unfortunatly they just went out of season up here in Italy, so we will have to wait for next fall to eat them again.
If some miracle happens and you pick me, they will go to my sister who is in Ohio.

Veronica said...

My family loves citrus, but have never tried these! They sound "delish" especially the "easy to chew" part! LOL

Tina said...

My grandparents had a citrus grove when I was growing up and would sell their fruit to Sunkist. Needless to say, I've always had a hard time finding citrus that was "up to par" in my book. Clementines are the exception! I love them. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Melissa said...

OOooh, we love these. I wish we could buy them at the farmer's market. I've taken to buying my produce from there, but none of the oranges are as delicious as Clementines.

pednurse said...

We all LOVE clementines! And how cool it would be to win a case of them on my birthday on the 13th! Even my picky-eater son finally tried them & liked them. :)

LaDawn said...

Yummy! Thanks for the contest. I hope I win! My husband just lost his job, and it's my birthday this month - two good reasons I deserve to win yummy clementines!

Michelle said...

Ooooo, I'm going to have to try that recipe. Would you believe that Little Miss ate three clementines at snack time today because she kept wanting more? ;) That includes the one I was planning to eat myself, of course....

Jen said...

Oh, I hope I win!! Both of my kids love clementines!! We are down to the end of the box I bought...looks like I'll be out buying more soon! Thanks for the great recipe...I'll have to try that! Hubby loves gingersnaps and clementines so it's perfect for him! :)

Beccakv said...

mmmmmm love them!

mom2lo said...

Pick me! Pick me! I LOVE clementines!

Jess in MI said...

my kids LOVE them but they are always like $12 a crate (dont know if they are the same kind) so sadly, we rarely have them

Amanda E said...

My little one loves oranges and I have found these are the easiest for him to eat. What a great giveaway!

kirine said...

Oh YUM. I'm sure they'd brighten anyone's winter with their summery goodness.

beachgirlcp said...

We love clementines around here. They are the best.

Sue R said...

I love clementines, and they're one of the few fruits my young adult kids really like. Thanks for the contest.

Sue R.

Cindy in OK said...

Great for my diet. They are wonderful

AlaneM said...

Oh man I love these things. Awesome giveaway - they won't last long in my house!!

Jhooper in sc said...

Oh my darlin' please pick me... sorry couldnt resist it now that your title has me singing it! My kids absolutly LOVE any kids of orange...i love them if they can peel them on their own lol.
@jennhoop

DeAnn said...

Love Clementines for all the same reasons you listed. Great nutritious snack in an easily portable package!

DeAnn
http://www.thistimeimready.blogspot.com/

Kerri said...

I like them for the kids because they can peel them all by themselves. If I don't win, I don't mind if Snoopyfan does because any fan of Snoopy is a friend of mine!

Virginia said...

My three little ones LOVE oranges - all types! I can't keep enough in the house. A great little fruit for little hands.

Brenda said...

Oh, I LOVE clementines!

Sila Lumenn said...

We love clementines! We must go through about 50 pounds of them when they're in season. They're the perfect snack!

Sandi said...

Sounds yummy! Count me in. =)

willisfamily04(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer B. said...

Sounds good. I am trying the more fruit thing. This could be just the thing.

The Cohen's said...

Oh, I wonder if I'd like these? I LOVE orange juice, but can't eat an orage to save my life because all the pulp (or membranes as you call it) make me gag. :)

Ruthie said...

Oh my goodness, how ironic. I just had a Clemintine this morning brought in by a co-worker. I LOVE them.

Angie's blog said...

We love Clementines too! THey are juicy sweet and fun to eat.

Marisela said...

Oh My Clementines! My kids & I love those cute little things. I like that they sneak them away like I'd tell them no fruit!

Julie said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I keep seeing these in the store, and they really look good.

Jake said...

My family is practically in LOVE with clementines. My brothers eat them almost everyday!

Ashley said...

Oh my heck - I want these more than I've ever wanted one of your giveaways! I used to be able to get great citrus when I lived in Cali, but here in Missouri I've been sadly deprived!

Brandi said...

pick me! pick me!

Missy Johnson said...

My girls and husband love clementines. We would sure enjoy those!

AndiWrite said...

Yay, clementines! :) Not to mention someone else who feels compelled to sing the song when they are mentioned.

Stephanie said...

My husband would love these!

KAT said...

yum yum. My son loves them.

Katie said...

I LOVE clementines! I haven't had them in ages because they are so expensive now!

Tiesha G said...

Oooh yummy!!! Pick me!

Mary G 52574 said...

We adore clementines. Sadly, I looked all over for them today and they have vanished from the store shelves here in Vermont. There is something so satisfying in peeling them.

Amy said...

Clementines are the best! I always hide a few for myself otherwise I wouldn't get any as the kids and Hubby will eat them all.

HeidiV said...

love them!

Julie K. said...

I just stumbled onto your site. It's awesome :)
WE love Clementines. I buy them whenever I make the hideous dash to Costco. Please send some my way so I won't lose anymore hair in that store.

Beverly said...

Yum-O! We just finished a bag of clementines. We love them!

Valerie P. said...

Sounds yummy!

Denise said...

I've never tried them! They sound good!

Dana said...

yummy!! We LOVE clementines in our house!!!

Melanie said...

My girls love Clementines!!

rankin1997@hotmail.com

Julia Hammond said...

WOW...we eat these like candy!

Rachael said...

Pretty sure we live off of them here!

Deb Warren, Gervais OR said...

Yummy, my girls will eat them in a day!!!

Bean Boys Blog said...

The Bean boys LOVE clementines!! I wish we could get them year-round, but when they are in season other fruit just don't exist! Great recipe too I never actually thought to do anything else with clementines but gobble them right up!

Stacy said...

I LOVE clementines and haven't bought any yet this season. I'd love to win these though!

Anonymous said...

My kids eat them up as quick as I buy them!
Mindy A (Iowa)

Liligurl said...

Yum-o!!!!

Laura said...

I LOVE clementines, but never buy them because they're so pricey. Would love to win!

Anonymous said...

I love clementines, but where do you get the ones from Spain (just in case I don't win).

Chawksgirl4ever said...

oooh yummmy jasmine in ca

Anonymous said...

Love, love clementines! the color, the smell, the taste! Jane

janegreene1@comcast.net

Karen R. said...

My boys and I love clementines, oranges, tangerines, peaches, apricots, etc. We are big fruit eaters!!

Vicki said...

I love clementines!

My3Ro's said...

You can never have enough fruit. Thanks for the offer. Susan

Heidi said...

Yummy!

Donna said...

Hey, I'm a senior citizen and I NEED me some vitamin C. HELP!

Anonymous said...

We love clementines!

Donna in PA :)

Christine in NJ said...

Hi Dawn... ALL 4 of my kids LOVE clementines!... clementines and meatballs are the only foods they agree on! Thanks!

Miniviolet said...

Yumm-o! My family loves clementines! Carol V.

jennie_gee@hotmail.com said...

I sooooo want these. Hoping if I did actually win I can come across a few seeds and plant my own!!

Nancy said...

Yum! I love clementines!

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

OH I would LOVE these, and might even share some with my kids. Or maybe not! The last box of clementines here in Washington (land of the rain) they were awful and dry and I was so looking forward to them!

Dan said...

I love Clementines. My favorite type of orange fruit.

Reane said...

That recipe looks fantastic!!

And like everyone else here, I too love clementines!

AlehouseGirl said...

I literally, just today, blogged about my 2 1/2 year old's new found love of clementines. I think it's kismet. :) Hope we're one of the lucky readers.

Journeys with Kelly said...

My 2 year old son calls them "ooties"
because the bags here in AR that we buy them in say "cuties". So fun!
We'd love to have some!

Leah C said...

oooooo, I love clementines but they are too expensive to buy since we can devour them in a day. Hey, if you pick me, you wouldn't pay much shipping!

Uniquarium said...

I love how easy clementines are to peel. I may be crazy but I also love oranges that have a very thick peel. First I thinly cut off the peel with a knife, then hand peel off the whitish flesh and eat that. YUM.

Shellie said...

Only US residents, eh? What? You don't want to send them back to Spain? The recipe looks delicious. I can tell you made it and garnished it and took the picture, right? 'Cause it just has home with six kids written all over it. Seriously, I love clementines and so do my kids. I love that they can peel them. Now if I could just get them to put the peelings in the garbage.

Anonymous said...

My family loves clementines. We discovered them recently and cannot stop eating them. I love that I can give several to my kids as a snack without feeling guilty about filling them up with sugar. We would love to have another crate of them.

-Donna W.

graceunderautism said...

what a neat give away. Sign me up!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!! I Love clementines. They are the only oranges that my son will eat!

Cheryl B. said...

We would love to win the clementines. They are one of our favorite winter fruits! Thanks Dawn.

April said...

mmmm clementines...mmmm clementines from Spain.

april b

Kathy Polak said...

My family LOVES clementines! My daughter eats 3 at a time! YUMMY!

Lori said...

Oh Yum!!! My boys would love these! And so would I!

Dawn said...

Love 'em! Don't usually last long in my house. Don't get them nearly often enough due to price.

geisme said...

That sounds like fun! I would love to win some Clementines. :)
Thanks to you I won 1 of Rick's doodles. I can't wait to get it in the mail.
-Gail

Kelly M. in Texas said...

We LOVE Clementines! They are certainly an easy way to get in fruits!

fairywings said...

LOVE the clementines! My favorite, hands down!

fairywings said...

Love the clementines! My absolute favorite. :)

christine s said...

I love clementines! I totally hear ya about the orange membranes.

April M said...

Some yummy clementines will make the winter go by much, much faster! Send 'em on over :)

April

Christine H. from Cortlandt Manor, NY said...

My kids LOVE all kinds of fruit but clementines seem to be their favorite. Maybe it's the size and that they are easy to peel? Any way, I would love a chance to win some! Thanks!

Mirth said...

Thou art lost and gone forever, dreadful sorry, Clementine! I like the song, wonder if I'd like the fruit?

Amy L said...

Would love to try some!

Tammy said...

I'm not huge on citrus you have to peel, but I suffer for great citrus. My husband loves Clementine's. Sign me up.

zap1605 said...

my kids love clementines

Laura ~Peach~ said...

sounds wonderful PICK ME :)

Anonymous said...

My kids are kooky for Clementines! We would love some.

Laurel M

Jess C said...

These would be awesome!

Lynn J said...

Delicious and good for you! Sounds great sign me up!

Angela P. said...

Yummy! I love clementines!

homeschool mamma said...

pick me-I'm home sick and need the vitamin C
Bev

amy said...

Hmmm, I've never heard of these before, but you know what they say: try something new everyday!
I'd love to try them. Thanks Dawn :)

jamiebentley said...

Yum! I love citrus!

Kristin said...

My daughter LOVES Clementines. We get super excited when we see them in the stores... I enjoy the more mild yet very sweet taste! Oh, they are SO delicious!

Steph said...

Oooh, I love clemetines! Pick me. :)

Katrina L said...

I don't think I have ever tried them..They sound yummy though.

Melissa said...

Oh, baby. Send those on over here. I LOVE clementines. Unfortunately the ones I keep coming across have so many seeds in them that it seems a waste to eat it!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I love clementimes. I had one on Michigan over Christmas and I was disappointed that I couldn't find them here when I got back to Michigan. I finally found a bag of them at Wallies World. P.S. I love you blog. Okie Nana

Denise said...

My boys would love these! THanks!

Stephanie said...

Yummy!

katie said...

Yummy, the cheesecake recipe looks really good.

Niki Z said...

Clementines remind me of Christmas time. Santa used to fill our stockings with them.

Chris and Penny said...

ooohhh, we LOVE us some clementines! and that cheesecake recipe sounds amazing!

Lisa said...

My family would love some clementines from Spain!

Kihei said...

I'd love some clementines. I'm 8 weeks pregnant and it's one of the few healthy things I can eat! (unless cheese curls are healthy- because of the cheese?)

Kat said...

I LOVE Clementines - but around here they are rather expensive. But when I "need" them - I figure I'm worth it and get them.

The cheesecake recipe looks fantastic - may have to get some just to make the cheesecake.

Thanks.

terri512g said...

The kids and I love clementines, and the cheesecake looks even better. Add us to the list

terri

jillw920@hotmail.com said...

We love clementines at our house!

Jill W.

Michelle said...

My son loves oranges but hates peeling them... he would love clementines!!
Michelle

Anonymous said...

I love Clementines . . . and so does my son!! My daughter, well, maybe she'll try them again and find that she loves them, too - but probably not . . . she's an almost teen . . . need I say more???

Lori L.

Merci said...

I LOVE these but never buy them 'cause they're too pricey. I'd love to win this! Thanks!

janie t said...

Would love to try one.

Lain said...

Such good fruit in the winter! Sign me up!

Micki said...

Yes, please let me enter. I'm still chewing on my tough orange and would love some Clementines.

Beverly said...

Make me the best mother-in-law in the world and pick me! My son-in-law loves clementines and has taught his daughter to do the same. Oh, the brownie points I could rack up....

Dee said...

I would love to have these to share with my friends!

Steff said...

My girls love clementines! They are a great snack to have in the house.

Lesley said...

That cheesecake looks amazing! We go through a 3 lb bag of clementines per week!!

Lot said...

Love clementines! Hope I win!

Kelly said...

We love clementines! I like how the kids can peel one themselves so easily.

Kelly

KTANKLE said...

Oh, man! I LOVE Clementines! And I'm in college, so I can't afford them. All the more reason for me to be excited!

Jenny said...

I LOVE when these are available in stores!

Janet said...

These sound so much nicer than oranges. I'm sure my kids would love them.

Ali H. said...

Yummy! We love clementines!

Kim said...

We LIVE on Clementines at my house!!! Oh I hope I win!

The Alchemist said...

Both of my picky kids (6 and 2) have devoured our boxes of Cuties this winter . . . I love it. We must buy more soon. This is one of my favorite fruit seasons.

tchulick said...

My family loves clementines. I send in my kids lunch.

Aimee said...

My family LOVES Clementines as well!!

Stacey Moore said...

my little girl loves fruit!
thanks!
moore.g@insideconnect.net

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