Oranges in Orange Syrup

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Mysterygirl

A simple dessert with as much taste as it has class. Great to serve guests after a heavy dinner. I'd like to try this again with Splenda but I'm not sure that you will get a syrup with it.

Top Review by girlfriday1967

Quite nice. Syrup too strong when using orange marmalade and all the peel. I ended up doubling the recipe (less peel and marmalde) and added some five spice powder and cardamon to give it a spicey flavour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Zest all 4 oranges taking care to not get any of the pith (white part under the peel).
  2. If julienne the strips of zest.
  3. Place zest, sugar and water into a saucepan, stir to dissolve sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Simmer about 20-25 minutes or until mixture reduces to a syrup.
  7. Remove from heat, stir in jelly and liqour (if using).
  8. Chill thoroughly.
  9. Remove all remaining pith from the oranges.
  10. To prep the oranges, cut between the membranes (kind of like prepping a grapefruit) and remove the sections.
  11. To serve, arrange orange sections on individual plates or in dessert glasses and drizzle with chilled syrup.

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