With pink to crimson flesh beneath blushing skin, blood oranges—often called Moro—offer delectable and dramatic juice and fruit perfect for holiday dishes. They're loaded with vitamin C, fiber, and free radical-fighting anthocyanins. The heavier the fruit (for its size), the juicier.

Combine the flashy juice with your favorite bubbly (sparkling water or Champagne) and a splash of lime for a sophisticated, easy drink. Stir into chocolate sauce with fresh mint and pour over ice cream for a simply decadent dessert.

Swirl diced oranges into heated marmalade or preserves; serve over pancakes, waffles, or even cooked meats.

Toss sections with sliced red or green cabbage, fennel, and a tangy-sweet vinaigrette; sprinkle with toasted cashews.

Combine small sections with cooked brown rice, cilantro, sliced green onions, crushed red pepper, and cubed, cooked chicken. Whisk juice and toasted sesame oil; drizzle over rice and toss.