Candied Oranges

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Introduction: Candied Oranges

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Candied oranges are a simple and fairly quick treat to make. In addition to a gummy-like snack, candied oranges can also be used as a garnish, a flavor additive,

Step 1: Ingredients

-oranges

-1 cup caster sugar

-1 cup water

Step 2: Prep

Wash your oranges and then either with a mandolin slicer or a sharp knife, slice your oranges as thin as you can. Bring a pot of water to boil and set up an ice bath.

Step 3: Blanch

Next, add the sliced oranges to the boiling water for about a minute. Quickly remove the fruit from boiling water and put in the ice bath. This process is called “blanching” and it helps fruits/veggies keep their bright colors.

Step 4: Cook

In the same pan, bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil. Stir frequently until the sugar is dissolved. Once sugar is dissolved, add oranges and lower heat. Simmer until the rinds becomes translucent---anywhere from 30-60 minutes. In addition to the rind becoming translucent, the sugar water will also become a thick syrup.

If possible, arrange slices so that they are not overlapping.

Step 5: Candy!

When the rinds are translucent and you're satisfied they oranges are well cooked, remove them from the pan and onto a wire rack or cookie sheet lined with parchment and let cool.

Slice and enjoy or eat as is! Store in an airtight container for up to a month.

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yum - added water to really cook the oranges so they didnt cool hard enough - so am just putting in a low oven to finish them if they last that long

Hey, this looks wonderful. Could you tell me if this would work with other fruit as well, please?

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I think you probably could candy other fruits using the same process, but I don't know if they would last as long as the citrus or hold up as well. Doesn't hurt to try and see :) If you do, let me know how it goes :)

this orangeif diffrent from my country.

Do they taste as good as they are looking?=)

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They do! They also keep their texture (don't become mushy/gross) pretty well. I made the candied oranges last week and had some last night, they were great!