Candied Clementines

Clementines are sweet and delicious and such a quick healthy snack. What if we jazzed it up a little bit? Candied clementines are simple yet so elegant.

Candied Clementines

Ingredients

  • 8 whole clementines, peeled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec, or fresh orange juice
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  1. Arrange clementines in a wide shallow bowl or 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish, pulling the tops of each clementine’s segments slightly apart without detaching the bottoms – like opening up the petals of a flower.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and lemon juice over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture is clear. Remove from heat and stir in orange liqueur. Cool 15 minutes or until syrup is lukewarm.
  3. Pour syrup over clementines, making sure each are very well coated.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Bring to room temperature before serving. Place 2 clementines in serving goblet or glass, drizzle some syrup over and top with a mint spring.

Sweet and simple. ENJOY!

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