Candied Orange Slices in Syrup

From issue #3.
Photography by Photography by Nick Tresidder.
Candied Orange Slices in Syrup

Use these lightly spiced oranges as a garnish for cakes, tarts and desserts or serve with waffles or pancakes for a smart brunch dish.


3 large thin skinned oranges
3 cups caster sugar
3 cups water
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
15 whole allspice berries


Wash and thinly slice the oranges. Place the sugar, water and spices into a pot and bring to the boil
over a medium heat.

Add the oranges and reduce the heat to a simmer. Place a piece of baking paper over the oranges to keep them
submerged. Cook until the oranges are very soft and the syrup reduced, approximately 1 ½ hours.

Cool then layer into sterilized jars with airtight lids. Store refrigerated. Makes approximately 3 cups