Sliced Oranges in Syrup


  • 3 seedless oranges
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. Cut thin slivers of peel from 1 orange with vegetable peeler or sharp knife, being careful not to cut into white membrane. Cover peel with boiling water; let stand 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat orange peel, water and sugar to boiling; simmer uncovered until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool.
  3. Pare oranges, cutting deep enough to remove all white membrane. Cut into slices.
  4. Pour syrup over slices; cover and refrigerate.
  5. Garnish with sprig of mint if desired.

Yields 4 servings.