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
-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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