photo: Tangerine lobule in the chocolate

Tangerine lobule in the chocolate

Do you remember when your friends call you and say they would come to visit you in 15 minutes? And you do not have anything to serve for tea. What should you do then? The easiest and the same tasty dessert is tangerine lobule in the chocolate with pistachios. At what should we pay attention is chocolate – you may take any you want but I always advice to take darkest one. Nuts – up to your taste, but remember that salted is well combined with sweet (by the way, you can add large flakes of salt, except for nuts). Do not think that this is a tribute to fashion (now only lazy companies do not produce chocolate with salt). It is easy, salt is the natural flavor enhancer, that is why it is added to chocolate and caramel, there is no magic here.


  • Tangerines
    3 pcs
  • Chocolate
    100 g
  • Pistachios
    50 g


  • 1. Clear all lobules from all white veins and other films. Subtlety is what matters – lay lobules on the plate and put into the fridge for 10 minutes. You need it for chocolate to frozen up on lobules and not to be spread out.
  • 2. Peel the pistachios and beat in a blender (or with knife) to small pieces - crumbs.
  • 3. Finely chop the chocolate and melt in small deep cup. You may either heat the cup on a water bath or in the microwave oven for 15 seconds, then take it out to mix and put back to the oven for 15 seconds again. The chocolate will melt completely in 3-5 rounds.
  • 4. Take tangerines from the bridge. Dip each lobule in half in chocolate and then lay it on the parchment (to make it freeze even faster - cool the board in the freezer as well) and immediately sprinkle with pistachio crumbs.
  • 5. Thanks to both the tangerines and the board on which they are laid out are very cold – chocolate will freeze very quickly, so have time to sprinkle nuts. For complete hardening, put the slices in the fridge for 10 more minutes.
  • 6. Despite the apparent simplicity of dessert - it turns out very tasty. Judge for yourself – your favorite citrus fruits (tangerine, orange, pomelo, grapefruit), favorite chocolate (bitter, milk) and nuts or salt.
  • 7. The reason I use exactly citrus ones is that they are very juice and go well with chocolate, but you can try other fruits for your taste.
  • 8. I assure you, the unexpected guests will be glad to have such a dessert for tea and will visit you more often.