Candied Blood Orange Slices

Candied Blood Orange Slices

This is a colorful treat that is delicious, good for you, and pretty enough to make for company. You can also use them to decorate cakes.
Course Dessert, Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 blood oranges
  • 1 Cara Cara orange
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Chocolate sprinkles or candy sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Wash the oranges and pat them dry. Slice thinly, and discard the ends.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar and 1 cup of water to a saucepan, and simmer at a medium setting until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Raise the heat to a medium high setting and bring the syrup to a boil for a few seconds.
  • Put the blood orange slices into the sugar syrup and turn the heat back down so that the mixture is at a simmer. Cook gently for about 45 minutes until the orange slices are soft and translucent.
  • Remove the saucepan from the stove, and let the orange slices cool in the syrup until room temperature.
  • Remove from the pan and dry on a rack for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Add the confectioner’s sugar and heavy cream to a small bowl and whisk to create a glaze with a smooth texture.
  • Dip each slice halfway into the glaze. Place it back on the cooling rack.
  • Sprinkle the glazed portion with chocolate sprinkles, and allow the glaze to harden. It should take 4 to 6 hours, or overnight.
Keyword Cara Cara oranges, Moro blood orange
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