Sweet pickled (blood) oranges

Sweet pickled blood oranges | Stay Alive and Cooking

I made a jar full of these delicious sweet pickled blood oranges today because, well, I don’t know why. But I’m glad I did it! My favourite way to eat them is by far on top of a bowl of yoghurt… So good! But you can also eat them with bread and butter, cake, oatmeal, pie, custard, or in any sweet or even savoury dish. And it looks pretty on your kitchen counter, too 😉

Sweet pickled blood oranges | Stay Alive and Cooking

To be honest I thought pickled fruits and jams and stuffs were for old people. I mean, when someone says “lets make some jams!” you don’t get really excited, do you? It’s great for when you have croissants or something but it’s not exactly what we would call sexy. This blood orange version , however, is something completely different. The vibrant colours, sweet flavours and endless possibilities and recipes to use them: I’m a fan! 

Sweet pickled blood oranges | Stay Alive and Cooking

Sweet pickled (blood) oranges

My inspiration for this very cool jar filled with sweet sweet good stuff came from a dessert I had yesterday. It was a little bowl of Greek yoghurt and on the bottom was this sweet citrus jam-like substance. Very yum! I decided I could easily make this myself with beautiful blood oranges.

Sweet pickled (blood) oranges
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. (Blood) oranges, 4 large
  2. Vinegar, 500 ml
  3. Sugar, 350g
  4. Cinnamon, 1 stick
  5. Gelatin, 1 sheet
Instructions
  1. Cut the oranges into thin slices. Place them in a pan with just enough water to cover them all. Leave this for an hour.
  2. Add the sugar, vinegar and cinnamon stick and boil this for 30 minutes. Remove the orange slices and place them in a jar.
  3. Boil the liquid for another half hour, or until reduced to half of the liquid.
  4. Add the gelatin to a bowl of cold water and soak for five minutes. Afterwards, add the sheet to the liquid and stir.
  5. Take the jam of the heat, and let cool down for 10 minutes.
  6. Transfer to the jar with the orange slices.
  7. Let cool completely before closing the lid.
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8 Replies to “Sweet pickled (blood) oranges”

    1. Me neither, but I had this sudden inspiration! I totally love blood oranges but I’ve had some bad luck with the colour. I was sort of laughing at my mom because she always got the orange ones and mine were bright red, and since then I had multiple orange ones as well! Ohh, karma.

    1. I hope I didn’t insult you then Cheyanne! You know it’s nothing personal 😉 I know right, they are so tasty! It’s pretty cool yes, I’m quite happy with them too. Cheers!

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