Spiced Oranges

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These are delicious with cold meat and salads.


  • 6 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 3/4 cup malted vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 cardamom seeds
  • 6 peppercorns crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 12 cloves


Put oranges and salt in a large saucepan, pour in enough water to cover oranges and place over moderate heat. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until oranges are tender – about 50 minutes. Remove pan from heat, drain oranges and cool.

Bring sugar, syrup, vinegar, water, cardamo seeds, peppercorns, cinnamon, allspice and cloves to boil over moderate heat. Cool.

Using a sharp knife cut oranges into thin slices. Pour sugar – vinegar syrup through a strainer into a large saucepan – discard solids. Add orange slices, place pan over moderate heat, bring to boil shaking pan and stirring gently to avoid breaking slices. Simmer 20 minutes.
Remove from heat – cool and then ladle into sterilised jars. Stand 3 weeks before serving.


The recipe above has been supplied by a member of the public and has not been individually tested by Helen Jackson. Helen Jackson does not accept any liability in relation to publication of this recipe.

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