Orange Slices in Lime Syrup
Citrusy and sweet, orange slices in lime syrup is a simple dessert with a lot of flavor.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003
- 4 oranges
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dry white wine, or water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons anise seeds, (optional)
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
Using a sharp paring knife, peel oranges following the curve of the fruit, and remove as much bitter white pith as possible. Slice oranges into 1/2-inch-thick rounds; place in a large bowl.
In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water, sugar, wine, and anise seeds, if using, to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until liquid reduces to 1/2 cup, about 25 minutes.
Strain the syrup; stir in lime juice and zest. Pour over oranges.
Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.