Arance Caramellizzate

Caramelized Oranges

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By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

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This most typical Italian restaurant dessert has the advantage of being both easy to prepare and low in calories. Use good, firm eating oranges, such as Valencias, for this recipe.

Aurum is a wonderful Italian orange liqueur not widely available in the United States. Cointreau is an excellent substitute.


  • 8 seedless oranges
  • 2 cups sugar
  • cup water


Strip the zest from the oranges with a vegetable peeler, avoiding the white pith underneath. Then stack 3 or 4 pieces of the zest at a time on a cutting board and cut into -inch shreds with a large, sharp k