Easy Candied Blood Orange Slices Recipe
Easy Candied Blood Orange Slices Recipe – fun to make, these blood orange slices taste great on their own and make the perfect decoration for cookies and cakes.
Happy Friday! This week felt a little too long… But I’m ready for a fun weekend with temperatures in the 50s. Yeah, around here, temperatures like these, make us happy! Did I mention I’m ready for Spring? But before that, it is time for a blood orange recipe, while they are still in season. Shall I call these candied blood orange slices a recipe? I think it could be called a recipe.
These candied blood orange slices are super simple to make and make the perfect snack. I used them to top Cheesecake Bars With Blood Orange Gelee, the recipe for which I’ll share on Monday. They turned out fantastic! And the addition of these blood orange slices made them look so cool!
You can use the same method for a different orange variety. You can also dip them in chocolate after they dry, the combination is perfect!
Blood oranges are in season right now, but it has been a little difficult to find them around here. I got mine at Trader Joe’s. I love making juice with them, because of their distinct flavor, but I also use them in baking. I usually buy the Moro kind.
If you like blood oranges as much as I do, you might want to try them in their candied version.
Have a great weekend!
Looking for more blood orange recipes? Check these out: Easy Blood Orange Sorbet, Blood Orange Cheesecake Squares and Roasted Butternut Squash and Blood Orange Salad.
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Easy Candied Blood Orange Slices Recipe
- 3 blood oranges — , ends trimmed and sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add blood orange slices.
Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Remove blood orange slices with a slotted spoon and transfer to a cooling rack, which is placed over a baking sheet.
Let orange slices dry for 24 hours, uncovered, until they are dry and not tacky. Alternatively, to speed up the drying process, dry them in the oven at 150F for 2 hours. I prefer the air-drying method.
Store in a zip lock bag for up to a week.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 58, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 3mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 5%, Vitamin C: 1.1%, Calcium: 2%
I’m so excited for the warmer temps! It’s time to break out the summer clothes! 🙂 These orange slices look so pretty! I’ve never thought to make them candied before. Such a great idea! And can’t wait to see your cheesecake recipe next week!
Yeah, we definitely need some warmer weather Gayle 🙂 Thanks!
Yay for blood orange season! I have ALWAYS wanted to try my hand at candying orange slices and I think you just convinced me! These look so incredible!
Thanks Sarah! I think you are gonna like these 🙂
These look beautiful Mira!
I am SO ready for Spring too. I just want to be able to go out for a walk and not feel freezing.
I love the idea of candied blood orange slices, they are in season right now! It’s a great way to satisfy my sweet tooth but not on sweets. Fun! I could even try bringing these to school for a healthier spin for the class snack =)
Yay for Friday and warmer temps! I am SO ready for the weekend and these blood orange slices look like the perfect way to ring it in! They look gorgeous, Mira! 🙂
I’m trying this!! I love blood oranges! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner link up!
I love candied oranges, and these blood orange slices are so pretty! I would love these with yogurt or over a fruit tart!
These slices are so beautiful Mira, will look perfect on top of any dessert! 🙂 Waiting for your dessert recipe!
I am ready for warmer temps and signs of spring! How fun these blood orange slices are! Such a beautiful color!
They look absolutely yummy. Perfect snack for a Saturday party! I could sprinkle them with some shredded coconut or put dash of honey! Mniam!
Blood oranges always look so impressive, and I love any kind of candied fruit.
What a great idea – and I bet they’ll look amazing on your cheesecake slices – can’t wait to see those! 🙂
Really cool technique Mira! Thanks for the lesson!
So glad you like it Derek!!!