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Italian Caramelized Oranges

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Chill time 8 hrs
Yield Makes 6 servings
This recipe comes from Crescent Dragonwagon's book, Passionate Vegetarian (Workman Publishing, $24.95). Serve over low-fat ice cream with chocolate biscotti for a refreshing finale.

Ingredients

  • 6 small oranges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur

Nutrition Information

  • calories 212
  • caloriesfromfat 1
  • fat 0.4 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.4 g
  • carbohydrate 53 g
  • fiber 3.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 5 mg
  • calcium 51 mg

How to Make It

  1. Grate oranges to equal 2 teaspoons grated rind; set rind aside.

  2. Peel oranges. Remove and discard white pith; separate into sections. Place orange sections in a heatproof serving bowl; set aside.

  3. Cook sugar, 1/4 cup water, and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring often until sugar dissolves.

  4. Increase heat to medium high, and bring mixture to a boil. Boil, without stirring, 8 to 12 minutes or until syrup is a pale golden-amber color. Carefully stir in orange juice, lemon juice, and orange rind. (Mixture will harden.) Cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until mixture returns to liquid consistency.

  5. Remove from heat, and immediately pour hot syrup over orange sections. Let cool to room temperature. Stir in liqueur. Cover and chill 8 hours. Gently stir oranges before serving.