Candied Orange Slices
These bright orange slices manage to be both decorative and delicious all at once. Layer them artfully atop your next citrus-flavored cake for an added dose of tart sweetness.
- Yield: Makes 2 to 3 dozen
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2002
- 4 small to medium navel oranges
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
Wash oranges, trim tops and bottoms, and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices (7 to 9 slices per orange). Remove seeds, if any.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar with the water. Bring to a boil, and simmer until clear, about 5 minutes. Add enough slices to fit in one layer; simmer, turning occasionally, 20 to 40 minutes, or until translucent yet still orange. Transfer slices to a heatproof container. Repeat with remaining slices. Pour syrup into container with slices; let cool before using or storing.