Candied Orange Slices… and Orange-Ginger “Honey”!

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Candied Orange Slices

I’m really not one for using other people’s recipes at all – I prefer to make my own!

That said, I was surfing Facebook a while back, and saw a recipe that my favourite magazine – Canadian Living – posted: Candied Orange and Ginger Bark! Doesn’t it look amazing?

I had to make it, obviously.

I do candied orange slices differently, though.. so decided that I should share my recipe/ method with you. You know, mostly as an excuse to share gorgeous pictures of these gorgeous orange slices. Make more than you think – you’ll start snacking on them, and they’ll disappear in no time. Best candy ever!

When it comes to making candied/crystallized items, I like to avoid wasting anything. The “byproducts” made in the process are delicious in their own right. You may remember from an old post that when I make Candied Ginger, I actually end up with 3 separate items: the candied ginger, ginger syrup, and ginger sugar.

When making my candied orange slices for the Canadian Living recipe, I decided to shake things up a bit and make my crystalized ginger in the same syrup I cooked the tangerines in.. and ended up with not only my Candied Tangerines, but a lightly orange flavoured crystalized ginger, a ginger-tangerine “honey”, and tangerine-ginger sugar.

The “honey” – a very, very thick, caramelized simple syrup – is fantastic in tea, as an example.

Here’s how I did it.

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5 thoughts on “Candied Orange Slices… and Orange-Ginger “Honey”!

  1. 5 stars
    I just made your candied oranges. And they turned out amazing! I do plan on trying the ginger later this week I’d like to make some more for our Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! I love this idea. I like both candied oranges and candied ginger. Have you tried it in reverse, to give the candied oranges a ginger flavor?

  3. 5 stars
    Wow! Thank you. I make candied orange peel and candied ginger but this sounds wonderful. How clever. I do keep the ginger syrup, hot! And the sugars from candy made. I like the idea of the honey. Can’t wait to try this. Great idea!!

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