Thursday, April 29, 2010

Candied Orange Slices

1 large navel orange sliced 1/4 inch thick crosswise with a sharp knife (approximately 6 to 8 slices)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Combine the water and sugar in a medium bowl. Pour into a very clean large skillet and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved.

Add the orange slices in a single layer and cook over a medium-low heat; gently turning the orange slices occasionally. Heat the sugar liquid and orange slices until the orange skin and whites are are translucent; about 40 minutes.

When the orange slices are translucent, remove the pan from the heat and let the orange slices cool in the pan.

Place parchment paper under a wire rack. Transfer the orange slices from the pan to the rack with a spatula and cool completely. You can also place the orange slices on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake in a 200 degree oven for about an hour until the slices are dried.

Decorate the top of your Orange Cake with the cooled slices or place them in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Tidbit: Lemon slices can be done in this manner.


  1. Gorgeous shot! I love candied oranges, thanks for the recipe!

  2. Oooo those look lovely! I had never thought about candy ing, oranges. Very interesting blog!
    Good photos. :)

  3. I would love to try this recipe! I have only candied the peels, the slices look amazing:D

  4. This sounds yummy! Have you also considered adding a bit about the history of each recipe? :)

  5. Wow! expected for this to be about Captain America: Civil war seeing as Ant-man asked for orange slices... Who knew they were more connected?