Orange You Glad We Have So Many Ways to Preserve Oranges?

In the dead of winter, no fruit brings a beam of sunshine better than the bright sweetness of oranges. Whether you're working with bitter Sevilles, sanguine blood oranges or sweet-tart cara caras, we've got a bushel of ideas on putting up everyone's favorite citrus.

Orange Marmalade
Orange Marmalade
Sevilles are great, but orange marmalade can also be made with blood oranges, cara caras and others. But first, make sure you know how to slice citrus for marmalade, for the best results. (Image via Local Kitchen)
Orange Jam
Orange Jam
If you don't like the orange's bitter rind, use the flesh for a sweeter jam. Warming spices or bourbon and vanilla kick it up a notch or two. (Image via Sunchowder)

Orange Curd
Smooth, creamy and sweet, orange curd is a lovely alternative to the classic lemon. Enjoy it on scones with a spot of tea (hint: Early Grey pairs perfectly.) (Image via Simple Bites)
Preserved Oranges
Orange Creamsicle Jelly
Tangy, sweet, and flecked with vanilla seeds, this jelly bursts with the flavor of a childhood favorite. (Image via My Own Labels)
Canned Oranges
Canned Oranges
Trimmed and supremed or sliced in discs, oranges can be canned in syrup to be used at your convenience (Image via Hitchhiking to Heaven)
Orange Salt
Orange Salt
Mix orange zest with salt to create a bright finishing condiment. It's an instant hit of citric brightness. (Image via My Own Labels)
Orange Sugar
Orange Sugar
By the same token, you can infuse the flavor of oranges into sugar, to prefume your home-baked goods. (Image via Larder Love)
Orange Chutney
Orange Cumin Chutney
Orange-cumin chutney, a flavorful accompaniment to roast pork or chicken as well as the secret ingredient to an addictive sweet and nutty cheddar cheese spread. (Image via Yankee Kitchen Ninja)
Orange Yogurt Salad Dressing Recipe
Orange Yogurt Salad Dressing Recipe
Slightly fruitier and lighter in calories than a traditional vinaigrette, this creamy dressing offers a nice tang and is especially great with peppery greens like arugula. Bonus points fur using homemade marmalade! (Image via Karen Solomon)
Chocolate Orange Topping
Chocolate Orange Topping
Yes, you can can chocolate. This chocolate-orange topping will take your ice cream to the next level. (Image via SB Canning)
Orange-Liqueur
Orange Liqueur
Steep orange zest in booze and sweeten for a variety of classic cocktail-ready concoctions, like orangecello, gingery zenzerino and triple sec. (Image via Noe Valley Voice)
Orange Infusion
Orange Infusion
Simply infuse your zest into booze, by itself or paired up with a complementary fruit like cranberries or tamarind. (Image via Boozed and Infused)
Vin d'Orange
Vin d'Orange
Vin d'Orange is a bitter liquor made with Seville Oranges. It is easy to prepare, requiring the mixing of a few ingredients and allowing it to sit for two weeks to allow the spices and orange zest to infuse the wine and vodka. (Image via Arctic Garden Studio)
Dried Oranges
Dried Oranges
Dehydrate oranges for long-term storage, until fully dried or still chewy to have on hand for a sweet, healthy snack. (Image via Karen Solomon)
Candied Orange Rind
Candied Orange Rind
Sweet, tart and fragrant, candied citrus peels add an elegant touch to baked goods from cookies to cassata. What could be more festive? (Image via Cepurina)

 

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