Light, airy soufflés make a welcome dessert after a filling meal and this sweet-tart tangerine version pairs beautifully with after-dinner coffee.




  • Adjust a shelf in your oven to one of the lower positions. Heat oven to 350 F.

  • Lightly coat a 6-cup souffle dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add a tablespoon or so of sugar to the dish, shaking to coat sides and bottom evenly; tap out excess.

  • Place egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in a medium-size bowl.

  • Zest 2 teaspoons of the peel from the tangerines. Juice all of the fruit for 3/4 cup.

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour, then gradually whisk in juice and bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes; remove from heat. Beat egg yolks in a large bowl until light in color, about 3 minutes. Beat in1/2 cup of the sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Whisk in tangerine zest and a spoonful of the thickened juice. Stir in remaining thickened juice from saucepan.

  • With clean beaters, beat whites until foamy. Beat in remaining 1/4 cup sugar until medium-stiff peaks form. Fold half of the whites into the yolk mixture just until combined, then fold in remaining whites. Scrape into prepared dish.

  • Bake at 350 F for about 40 minutes, or until souffle is puffed and browned (do not open oven door). Dust top with confectioners sugar and serve.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; 9 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 223 mg cholesterol; 161 mg sodium. 39 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 7 g protein;