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Sugar-Coated Orange Slices

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 4 hrs, 30 mins

Makes about 16 slices


  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

How to Make It

  1. Cut oranges into thin slices. Stir together sugar, bourbon, water, and fresh lemon juice in a deep, 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat, whisking occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or just until sugar dissolves. Add orange slices in a single layer, and simmer 10 minutes. Turn slices over, and simmer 5 more minutes or until tender. Remove orange slices, 1 at a time, shaking off excess syrup. Transfer to a wire rack, and let dry completely (about 4 hours).