Whole ♪ Orange Compote

Whole ♪ Orange Compote

I simmered whole oranges for this ♪
The slightly bitter orange peel is quite delicious.

Ingredients: 4 oranges worth

Granulated sugar
1 cup
as needed
Cointreau or orange liqueur
2 tablespoons


1. Wash the oranges well and slice off the top and bottom of each orange. Make 8-10 shallow vertical cuts in the peel of each orange.
2. Arrange the oranges in a pot and pour granulated sugar over them. Add water to cover and turn on the heat. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat to medium low.
3. Remove scum, cover with a paper towel and simmer for about 1 hour. When the orange peel is soft, add the Cointreau and let cool.
4. Chill overnight in the refrigerator. Serve whole or sliced on a plate with plenty of the sauce poured over.

Story Behind this Recipe

The cover of a magazine featured a whole orange compote so I decided to make this. It was delicious, so I uploaded the recipe.