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A super easy recipe for traditional French Orangettes, the perfect addition to your Christmas hamper.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: sweets
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 2 unwaxed oranges
  • 100 g/3 1/2 oz granulated sugar
  • 100 g/3 1/2 oz dark chocolate 70% cocoa solids
  • 1 tsp Scotch whisky
  • Sugar to scatter on top


  • Slice the oranges into quarters and remove the peel taking away as much of the bitter white pith as you can.
  • Cut into match sticks
  • Put peel into a pan and cover with water
  • Boil for 5 minutes, drain and repeat this process twice more.
  • Put 100g of sugar and 100ml of water into a pan and heat to dissolve sugar then boil for 10 mins and add the peel
  • Cook for approx 30 minutes until tender
  • Drain and toss in sugar and set aside on baking paper in fridge overnight
  • Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water making sure the water does not touch the base of the bowl
  • Gently stir in the whisky when you have removed it from the heat and are about to dip in those orange pieces
  • Dip the orangettes into the chocolate till half covered, allow to set in a cool place for 2 hours and scatter with sugar
  • Pack nto small bags.
  • Use within 2 weeks