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How to make candied tangerines: for tea, baking and as a dessert

Kateryna YagovychFood
Delicious candied orange. Source: curlygirlkitchen.com

If you can't imagine winter without tangerines and buy them often, you shouldn't throw away the peel. They can be a great base for sweet candied fruits. They are very easy to make at home and then add to tea, pastries, or simply eat as an independent dessert.

The idea of making candied tangerines was published on the Instagram page of a food blogger with the nickname repetski_.

How to make candied tangerines: for tea, baking and as a dessert

1. Put the peel in a jar filled with cold water. Periodically, once or twice a day, you should drain the water and replace it with clean and equally cold water.

How to make candied tangerines: for tea, baking and as a dessert

2. Rinse the skins and start cutting them into small strips.

How to make candied tangerines: for tea, baking and as a dessert

3. If you get 500 grams of peels, you need the same amount of sugar, 500 grams and water according to the principle of the amount of sugar minus 20%. That is, 500 grams – 20% = 400 grams. It is important that the water completely covers the oranges.

How to make candied tangerines: for tea, baking and as a dessert

4. Next, pour the sugar into a saucepan, add water over low heat, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. We are making sugar syrup. Next, add our chopped peels and stir. Squeeze half a lemon. If there are fewer tangerines, then there is fewer lemons, respectively.

How to make candied tangerines: for tea, baking and as a dessert

5. Cook until the water has evaporated and the sugar is no longer thick. This may take 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure that all the tangerines are evenly covered in the syrup.

How to make candied tangerines: for tea, baking and as a dessert

6. When there is very little syrup left, you can turn it off. It is better to put it on a plate or some flat surface to let the candied fruit cool.

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