Candied Citrus Recipe
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Candied Citrus Recipe

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


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

Nutritional Facts

1 whole tangerine slice: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Candied Citrus in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p84

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"Delicious in taste and appearance, Plan to try with lemons for a lemon dessert. I dipped the slices in sugar for easier separation and storage"

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