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Candied Citrus

 Candied Citrus
Decorating is made easy when cranberries and tangerines dress up a simply frosted cake. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
3 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing


  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 to 12 large tangerine or medium orange slices


  • In a Dutch oven, combine sugar and water; bring to a boil. Add
  • tangerine slices; reduce heat to medium. Cook until slices are
  • translucent, about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Reduce heat;
  • simmer until slices are tender but still intact, about 10 minutes,
  • turning occasionally.
  • Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove slices to a wire rack or
  • parchment paper-lined baking pan. Let stand at room temperature
  • overnight to dry. (Save syrup for another use.) If desired, cut
  • slices in half; use to decorate a cake, pie or other dessert. Yield:
  • 10 to 12 tangerine slices.