I found a recipe for candied oranges on Brownie Points website. I can't be sure what drew me to this particular method. Probable the absolutely gorgeous photos on her site ;).
This procedure takes commitment, like 2 weeks worth! I know!
Each day after the initial prep work you must drain the syrup, add more sugar, dissolve it into the syrup you just drained, and pour it back into the container over the oranges.
The result should be juicy orangey slices better than any ever tasted before. The shelf life is sure to out last the end of the Mayan calendar.
I bet your wondering if it really is the worlds best candies orange... or is it worth the two week feeding schedule.
You bet your sweet clementines they are worth it!
I sliced whole oranges for this and used way more sugar than I want to calculate. The result was just like those chewy gummy orange slice candies you buy at the grocery store. Nah... just joshing! I do have to say these are way better than the quicker method of candied orange peels I have made in the past. The sweetness of the orange shines through with only a slight bitter note on the tip of the tongue ... so slight it deserves NO mention. So forget that bitter note and enjoy the citrusy goodness of this candy.
An added bonus for your dedication to this 2 week candying process is a delicate orange flavored syrup. Delicious on some homemade blueberry johhny cakes I would imagine!