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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.