Candied Orange Slices

Ever thought about making candied orange slices? It’s really not hard at all. I discovered the simple technique and I’d love to show you how.
There’s a special cake I’ve been working on for a few days. It has quite a bit of orange liqueur for flavor and I thought decorating with a few candied orange slices would make for an elegant presentation. Problem was… I had no idea how to do it. Not knowing how to bake or decorate something doesn’t stop me… I figure it’s all been done before it’s just a matter of finding the existing info :) I searched the ‘net and compared a few recipes and then just dove in head first not really knowing what I was doing! LOL! Luckily, it’d be pretty hard to mess these up :)

Take an orange, slice it in half thru the ends (lengthwise) and lay the cut side down. Then take a very sharp knife (I have a Kyocera Ceramic paring knife which does a great job with this) and cut 1/4″ slices. Set these aside.

In a large, heavy skillet, bring 1.5 cups water and 1/2 cup of granulated white sugar to a boil… then add the orange slices

Let it boil for about 5-10 minutes, turning once or twice, then reduce the heat to medium and let it continue cooking for about 30 minutes turning occasionally.

The liquid will thicken and become a syrup. Reduce the heat until the oranges are at a low simmer… continue cooking and occasionally turning until the syrup is thick and the oranges are translucent but still in tact.

Remove from heat but let the orange slices remain in the pan as they cool for about 10 minutes… then remove to a sheet of wax paper to cool completely.

The syrup remaining in the pan can be saved and used in other dishes… great fresh orange flavor :)

Later this week you’ll see the special cake I made these for :)

Have a delicious day!

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11 Responses to "Candied Orange Slices"

  1. That looks so good. Now all I need is some dark chocolate to dip them in!

  2. Leslie says:

    Yum..and what stunning photos, as usual!!!

  3. Jacki says:

    These look amazing. I think I will try this recipe for cupcake toppers! Love your blog :)

  4. Jeanine says:

    Wow, those look good! And the pictures are AMAZING! Can’t wait to see the cake! ;)

  5. gkbloodsugar says:

    The first photo had me fooled; I thought I was looking at pancakes! I don’t think pancakes would object to these beautiful things though.
    Great job.

  6. Nate-n-Annie says:

    Very nice.

    I’m thinking the orange-infused syrup could be used in some sort of meringue.

  7. Leslie says:

    I cant get my dame email to work to send my www! I have tried it 3x’s and no good! I will try again in the am! Sorry

  8. Ashley says:

    You are my Hero! I absolutely LOVE candied orange peel.. but candied Orange slices.. man oh man.. YUMMMMMY!!!

  9. shellyfish says:

    Oh my gosh – how easy! I was admiring your orange slices on your Dbers cake…so I had to see how you did it!

  10. jessbcuz says:

    mmm… glad i stopped by so i could discover these. this has been on my “want to try” list for a couple years– maybe i should just get to it!

  11. Sophia says:

    I love candied citrus fruits and have spent a fortune over the years buy them, now I have just made my first batch of oranges and have some dark ready to dip them into! YUM!!!

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