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Sunny Southern Preserved Oranges

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes


1 Pint



About the Recipe

An absolutely delicious orange preserve recipe! Bright, colorful, sweet and syrupy, this the perfect way to preserve the essence of this delicious fruit all year round!




  1. Peel oranges and cut in ½ inch slices.

  2. Place orange slices in a large pot and add 1 cup cold water for each whole orange.

  3. Cover and let stand for 24 hours.

  4. After 24 hours bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender.

  5. Add sugar and lemon juice and continue to cook until transparent.

  6. Ladle fruit and syrup in sterilized jars and seal.

  7. NOTE: This recipe card was really old and handwritten- it did not say to process in a water bath- just 'seal'. Also- the sugar/water ratio can be adjusted weaker or stronger depending on your preference.

  8. Modern bottling directions: Fill hot, sterilized jars quickly with the hot mixture, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.

  9. Wipe the sealing surface of the jars with a clean paper towel, dampened with hot water, to remove any syrup or sugar crystals.

  10. Place lids, screw on bands finger-tight and process jars for 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

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