Candied Clementines

Candied Clementines

key information

  • Yield: 20
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 10 whole clementines
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups triple sec


1. First, cut the clementines in half lengthwise, so that each half of the clementine has a "navel on in". Leave the skin on.

2. In a small sauce pot add 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, and cook on medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. (This concoction is called a simple syrup.)

3. Once the simple syrup is made, add the cut clementines, liquor, and simple syrup to a large bowl to marinate. (Let sit overnight if possible)

4. Right before service place the powdered sugar on a plate and drain the clementines.

5. Preheat a large sauté pan to medium high heat (or you could use your grill if it's nice outside). Next dip the clementine face down in the powdered sugar and then set face down in the pan.

6. Leave the clementines in the sauté pan for 2 minutes or until the sugar becomes a bubbling brown caramel. (The clementines only need to be cooked on one side)

7. Once the clementines have caramelized and cooled, serve and enjoy!

Candied Clementines

helpful hints

  • Let the clementines soak in the Triple Sec for as long as you can! Overnight is best, but if you only have an hour or so, that will do the trick.