Spiced Mandarain Oranges
  • 12 Mandarins or small oranges
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Whole cloves
  • 4 c Water
  • 4 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Orange flavoured liqueur
  1. With a peeler remove two long strips of peel from two of the oranges. Place in a clean jars or divide between two smaller jars. Completely peel all 12 oranges, removing in much of the white pith as possible, and pierce each one in several places with a fork. Pack into the jars. Add the cinnamon sticks and cloves. In the saucepan, bring to boil the water and sugar. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add liqueur. Pour over oranges, cover and allow to cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve.