Sunny Southern Preserved Oranges

READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 1 pint
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel oranges and cut in ½ inch slices.
  • Place orange slices in a large pot and add 1 cup cold water for each whole orange.
  • Cover and let stand for 24 hours.
  • After 24 hours bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender.
  • Add sugar and lemon juice and continue to cook until transparent.
  • Ladle fruit and syrup in sterilized jars and seal.
  • NOTE: This recipe card was really old and handwritten- it did not say to process in a water bath- just 'seal'. Also- the sugar/water ratio can be adjusted weaker or stronger depending on your preference.
  • Modern bottling directions: Fill hot, sterilized jars quickly with the hot mixture, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
  • Wipe the sealing surface of the jars with a clean paper towel, dampened with hot water, to remove any syrup or sugar crystals.
  • Place lids, screw on bands finger-tight and process jars for 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
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