Liquor-Soaked Citrus. What more can you ask for? Candied Clementines (or oranges can be used as a substitute) are simply delicious – and make for a beautiful presentation. This sweet dessert is a nice alternative for someone looking for something fruity at the end of a meal. Another fruity dessert to end a meal is my Strawberry Surprise recipe or try Figs with Honey (see images below) for a lighter dessert option.
candied clementines cooking information
- 10 whole clementines
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups triple sec
1. First, cut the clementines in half lengthwise, so that each half of the clementine has a “navel on in”. Leave the skin on.
3. Once the simple syrup is made, add the cut clementines, liquor, and simple syrup to a large bowl to marinate. (Let sit overnight if possible)
4. Right before service place the powdered sugar on a plate and drain the clementines.
5. Preheat a large saute pan to medium high heat (or you could use your grill if it’s nice outside). Next dip the clementine face down in the powdered sugar and then set face down in the pan.
6. Leave the clementines in the saute pan for 2 minutes or until the sugar becomes a bubbling brown caramel. (The clementines only need to be cooked on one side)
7. Once the clementines have caramelized and cooled, serve and enjoy!
- Let the clementines soak in the Triple Sec for as long as you can! Overnight is best, but if you only have an hour or so, that will do the trick.
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Make it a Meal:Strawberry Surprise and Figs with Honey