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Sliced Oranges in Syrup
3 seedless oranges
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Cut thin slivers of peel from 1 orange with vegetable peeler or sharp knife, being careful not to cut into white membrane. Cover peel with boiling water; let stand 5 minutes. Drain.
Heat orange peel, water and sugar to boiling; simmer uncovered until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool.
Pare oranges, cutting deep enough to remove all white membrane. Cut into slices.
Pour syrup over slices; cover and refrigerate.
Garnish with sprig of mint if desired.
Yields 4 servings.
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