Caramelized Oranges

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place cold water in a heavy-based saucepan, add the sugar and bring SLOWLY to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • (The sugar must be completely dissolved before the liquid boils.) Once the sugar is boiling, DO NOT STIR.
  • Continue to boil.
  • Use a pastry-brush dipped in water to wash down any sugar crystals forming on the sides of the pan, until the sugar is a rich, dark, caramel colour.
  • Remove from heat and CAREFULLY add the warm water to the caramel WHICH WILL SPIT AND SPLUTTER!
  • Return pan to the heat and continue stirring to dissolve the caramel in the water.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Peel all the oranges, setting the peel of one aside.
  • (Remove as much of the white pith as possible.) Place the peeled oranges in a bowl and pour over the caramel sauce, gently turning the fruit to cover each with sauce.
  • Chill well.
  • Cut the served peel into matchstick-sized pieces and cook until tender in boiling water.
  • Refresh in cold water and drain.
  • Sprinkle half the cooked zest over the oranges in the bowl and stir.
  • Serve each chilled orange with the sauce and garnish with additional zest.
  • Serves 6.
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