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 😉
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
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.
- (Blood) oranges, 4 large
- Vinegar, 500 ml
- Sugar, 350g
- Cinnamon, 1 stick
- Gelatin, 1 sheet
- Cut the oranges into thin slices. Place them in a pan with just enough water to cover them all. Leave this for an hour.
- Add the sugar, vinegar and cinnamon stick and boil this for 30 minutes. Remove the orange slices and place them in a jar.
- Boil the liquid for another half hour, or until reduced to half of the liquid.
- Add the gelatin to a bowl of cold water and soak for five minutes. Afterwards, add the sheet to the liquid and stir.
- Take the jam of the heat, and let cool down for 10 minutes.
- Transfer to the jar with the orange slices.
- Let cool completely before closing the lid.
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