This tart and sweet candied citrus is so easy to make, and it adds a zippy pop to drinks, desserts and more. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing
MakesAbout 1 dozen citrus slices
- 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 citrus 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 a parchment-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, or to garnish drinks.
Originally published as Easy Candied Tangerine Slices in Taste of Home October/November 2012