March 22, 2010 |  Category:   seasonal



It’s not an orange. It’s not a grapefruit. It’s an ugli fruit and if you haven’t tried it, you should. Despite the name (although the ugli is not particularly ugly), the fruit is a super juicy, sour sweet citrus.

Mark tried to candy the peel. They accidentally got overcooked and didn’t work. Also, they ended up looking like gummy worms. I don’t really like eating gummy worms so that was okay by me.

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  • Kate March 23, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Those ARE good, and most people aren’t aware that it’s pronounced ‘HOO-glee’ which makes it sound exotic and even more amazing. And yeah, gummy worms? So not good. I’m with you on that.

  • Ana March 23, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Ugli? That’s weird for a fruit name. In Malaysia, it’s called Mandarine orange 🙂

  • May March 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I saw these in whole foods the other day. They’re strange looking indeed, but looks just like an orange from the inside, I should give it a try next time!

  • Jeanie from Evergreen March 23, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Jenna and Mark!
    Ooh, I’m so glad you posted about this fruit. My mom bought this once before at the wonderful Berkeley Bowl and though we enjoyed it immensely (she only bought ONE!) we had no idea what it was called and never bought it again.

    We’re enjoying some of your Whisky Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwich cookies in the office today. Yum.

  • Allison March 23, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Haha, I have seen these and have NOT tried them because they looked pretty gnarly. Too funny. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Sandra March 23, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Here, in Brazil this fruit is called Tangerina, or Mimosa or Mexerica. Its candied peel is delicious and some people cover the candied peel with chocolate. It is possible to make jam with the peel or with the pulp. It’s a popular fruit here. I love your blog, thanks for share your dreams and fears. I wish someday I could to experiment Mark’s cookies, they look delicious and are so beautiful!

  • Rosa March 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Ha, ha! That is a “mandarina” for Argentinian fellow citizens. And they are yummy!

  • Sandy March 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I’ve never had this fruit before but really want to try it! Ugli was the term for our college library that we used to always study at (UnderGradLibrary) so it’s kind of funny to hear that it’s also the name of a fruit!

    Your pictures are sooo amazing btw, love your blog!

  • Nina March 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I’m brazilian, I love Tangerina!

    I love your blog, your photos… so sweet and beautiful!

    You are incredible.


  • carina March 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    we used to have an ugli fruit tree – yum!!

  • Cande April 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Mandarina!! it’s this fruit’s season in Argentina and i love it, i also love, love, love your blog. Your girls are precious.