Citrus-Cinnamon Stir Sticks Recipe
- 3 medium navel oranges
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 12 cinnamon sticks (5 inches)
- Additional sugar, optional
- Using a citrus stripper or vegetable peeler, cut 12 strips of peel from oranges, about 4-6 in. long. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12 minutes.
- Place one orange strip at a time in hot syrup; cook for 3 minutes. Remove orange strip to waxed paper; when cool enough to handle, wrap strip around a cinnamon stick. Dip into hot syrup; place on a wire rack. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Let stand until dry. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Citrus-Cinnamon Stir Sticks in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p79
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
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