I have been looking for this candied orange slices recipe for the last couple weeks and I think I found it, finally! It all started about 3 years ago when I was watching some videos on the NYTimes.com website made by The Minimalist. I believe his name is Mark Bittman. I know he still writes a blog over there but I couldn’t find this recipe nor the video he created anywhere.
I was finally able to find the recipe that is as close to the original as I can get. If I remember correctly, the recipe that I tried years ago took hours and hours to complete with a lot of simmering. 🙂 This recipe seems to be much quicker so I’m going to give it a try this Sunday if I have some time. These were absolutely delicious with some vanilla bean ice cream or some sweetened mascarpone cheese.
Candied Orange Slices1 Large Navel Orange (or any citrus really) 1.5 cups water 1/2 cups granulated white sugar 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.
Here’s the link that I found for the Candied Orange Slices: http://therepressedpastrychef.blogspot.com/2008/07/candied-orange-slices.html
Just in case the blog above disappears, I’m going to print it out also. If you want to try this recipe I would recommend you print it out also. Just in Case!