Candied Orange Slices

Candied Orange Slices

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous. Simply Sated

Candied Orange Slices.

My Ode to Orange

Oh, Orange

You never beg for attention.

 All you do is show up

In a room,

Or in a yard,

Or in the sky,

Or pop up from the ground,

Or sit atop somebody’s head.

 That’s all you ever do

to shine from here to Timbuktu

or at Le Cordon Bleu.

 

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous. Simply Sated

Orange! The food, the color, the essence and the vibrancy it brings to our lives.

 

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous. Simply Sated

Today my home smells orange.   I have been motivated, inspired even, by the mere act of inhaling.   Now I want to share with you these simple steps of making Candied Orange Slices so you can experience your very own renewal.

Steps 1 & 2: Wash and slice oranges no wider than 1/8 inch thick.  I used Mandarin Oranges today.

 

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous. Simply SatedSteps 3, 4 & 5: Boil, cool & simmer orange slices.

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous. Simply Sated

Step 6: Drain orange slices.

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous. Simply Sated

Step 7:  Place orange slices on a cooling rack to cool and dry.

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous. Simply Sated

Step 8: Use candied oranges for garnishing many delicious desserts, quick breads, salads, and so many other foods.

Step 9: Enjoy your renewal!

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous. Simply Sated
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Candied Orange Slices

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous.
Course Dessert, Dessert Garnish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 20 -24 slices
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 3 Mandarin Oranges *see notes, sliced into thin rounds not over 1/8-inch thin. Discard seeds and end cuts.
  • Large bowl of ice water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Extra sugar optional

Instructions

  1. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside.
  2. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil and add orange slices.
  3. Boil 1 minute then place in the bowl of ice water until cooled. Drain.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, bring 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water and 2 tablespoons orange juice just to a boil, and heat until sugar dissolves (stir occasionally).
  5. Turn heat to medium-low and place orange slices in the sugar-water in a single layer.
  6. Simmer (do not boil) the orange slices 45-60 minutes or until rinds are slightly translucent, turning every 15 minutes.
  7. Place orange slices on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely, (1 hour or overnight).
  8. If desired, sprinkle extra sugar over candied orange slices if you prefer the slices less sticky.
  9. Use immediately or keep orange slices refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to use.
  10. The orange slices can be kept up to 1 month and used as a garnish for many desserts.
  11. Reserve orange syrup, in the fridge, for another use being sure to discard after 2 weeks.
  12. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*For this recipe I used Mandarin Oranges, but any citrus fruit can be substituted.

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    Comments

    Tara
    Love these, how gorgeous, you do such amazing work!!
    Jeanne Horak-Druiff
    Oh wow - how beautiful are these?? I used to detest candied orange as a child - I think it is one of those flavours that you come to appreciate as an adult. Gorgeous pics :)
      Susie Gall
      I agree Jeanne. I LOVE these and had a hard time NOT eating them. Thank you for your sweet comments and thanks so much for stopping by today.
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    Such a great idea and an amazing picture.
    Catherine
    Dear Susie, I love candied orange slices. This is heaven to me! Beautiful post...pinned. xo, Catherine
    Linda
    Love oranges and love the color orange. Amazing pics and these candied orange slices look so yummy!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you so much, Linda. You know how much I love you!!!
    Petro Neagu
    How lovely! And you make it all seem so easy. I'm going to give this a try, I'm working on a dessert I think these candied oranges would make a great addition to.
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Petro. I am amazed how easy making candied citrus is. You will love these and it is such a versatile treat.
    christine
    Your photo of that "drip" is so awesome. Perfection. These sound so amazing. Beautiful job!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you so much, Christine. I'm pretty proud of that drip, myself. From one food blogger to another, you know luck played into it a bit:-).
    Nibble By Nic
    Sweet, tangy and fruity…what better combo is there? Seriously!! Love the shot and the treat is just fantastic!
      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much Nic. I do love citrus - anything!! Thanks so much for stopping by.
    Kavey
    Gorgeous, and lovely photos too!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Kavey. I appreciate you stopping by - please come back soon.
    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    Simply stunning. I have not made these for years and years - candies fruit is lovely, but so expensive usually.
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Helen. I was surprised how easy these were to make. It is a recipe I will be making often.
    Elena
    These orange slices look so beautiful and delicious!
    Orange Creamsicle Granita-made w/freshly squeezed orange juice, a touch of sugar & vanilla ice cream. It's even better than an ice cream truck Creamsicle. Simply Sated

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