Slices of orange and lemon are boiled in sugar syrup and tossed in sugar to create a garnish elegant enough for any dessert.
4 cups water, divided
1 orange, thinly sliced, seeds removed
2 lemons, thinly sliced, seeds removed
2½ cups sugar, divided
• In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add oranges and lemons. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drain.
• In the same saucepan, bring remaining 2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add 2 cups sugar, whisking to combine. Reduce heat to medium.
• Add oranges and lemons to sugar mixture. Simmer until pith is translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove citrus from sugar mixture. Cool on wire racks.
• Toss citrus with remaining ½ cup sugar before using.
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