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Candied Oranges Dipped In Chocolate recipe

Candied Oranges Dipped in Chocolate.

Tangy oranges and creamy chocolate arean unbeatable combination. They look fancy and colorful, andare easy to make. A Christmas favorite!

Recipe: Candied Oranges DippedIn Chocolate

4 Valencia oranges
2 cups water
3 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 cups granulated sugar, as needed for coating
2 pounds semisweet coating chocolate (reserve a 2-ounce chunk),chopped into small pieces

  • Cut the oranges in half lengthwise. Withthe cut side down slice the oranges crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces.Discard the ends.
  • In a 10-inch saut pan combinethe water and the 3 1/2 cups of sugar. Stir to blend, then bringto a boil over medium heat.
  • Add the orange slices, separating them,and simmer them gently for 1 hour uncovered. Periodically dunkany floating slices. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Remove the orange slices, with a slottedspoon and transfer to a cooling rack set over a baking sheetto let drain and dry 24 hours.
  • After drying the slices, toss them inthe granulated sugar and reserve them. Do not stack them or letthem stick together.
  • While you are coating the orange slices,have the chocolate melting slowly in the top of a double boilerover 120°F water. Add water occasionally to maintain thattemperature.
  • When all the chocolate is melted and creamyand registers 100°F on an instant read thermometer, removethe top section of the double boiler. Add the 2-ounce chunk ofreserved chocolate and stir gently until the thermometer reads88°F to 91°F, then remove what remains of the chunk ofchocolate.
  • Now dip the orange slices 2/3 of the wayinto the chocolate. Gently scrape off excess chocolate againstthe side of the pan and set on a sheet of wax paper to set. Workquickly with the slices. If the chocolate becomes too thick fordipping, place it over the 120°F water again until it hasreached 88°F to 91°F.

    Makes 50 slices.

    Recipe and photograph courtesy of KathleenTaggart.

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    Carefully dip 1 side of each orange slice in the melted chocolate and return to the wax paper lined tray to cool. Spiced Pears With Cardamom Cre?

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