Orange compote can be used as a topping for yogurt, ricotta, or ice cream.



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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium saucepan, combine orange zest and slices, sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons water; bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until oranges collapse and liquid is syrupy, 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Cool compote to room temperature.

Cook's Notes

This makes a terrific holiday gift when packed into glass jars and decorated with ribbon.

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Those are Weck jars. You can buy them from Heath ceramics online or directly from Weck by the dozen. I already did some of my Christmas canning in them and they are just beautiful
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LOVE these jars, but can't seem to find them anywhere... ideas?!
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How much salt do I use? And are the orange slices supposed to just be whole natural shaped wedges with unbroken membranes, or do I then slice the wedges into thinner slices? I wasn't sure of the directions on cutting 'lengthwise' on a spherical object, and then saying to cut them into thin slices. I want to make this for a hostess gift tonight; a quick reply would be most helpful. Thanks so much! -Krystal :)
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Carmencita, you can definitely use the compote as the filling for a vanilla cake -- it would be delicious with a fluffy whipped-cream frosting! KatherineJane, look for little jars like these at kitchenware shops, or online at or (search for "jam jars"). Hope that helps!
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Can I use this as a feeling for a cake?
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Where do I find great little jars like these?