Mandarin Oranges in Cinnamon Syrup
This refreshing dessert was in Martha this month. My version adds a little more kick.
- 6 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
- 1 C. water
- 1 C. sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise pod
- 5 whole cloves
- 1 t. ground cinnamon
Place the mandarin segments in a bowl and set aside. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water and stir to dissolve. Add the cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, and ground cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for about ten minutes. Pour the sugar syrup through a strainer and over the mandarin segments. Cover and chill for at least one hour. Serve in individual cocktail glasses.