New Recipe: Portokali Gliko- Oranges In Syrup Recipe

Portokali Gliko- Oranges in Syrup Recipe

Portokali Gliko (Πορτοκάλι γλυκό) is a toothsome orange sweet, kept in a jar.

Orangey, colourful, sweet and syrupy, this is the perfect way to preserve the essence of this delicious fruit all year round.

We recommend serving this ‘spoon sweet’ with a glass of cold water and vanilla ice-cream.

Portokali Gliko- Oranges in Syrup Recipe

  • 10 navel oranges
  • 3 cups of water
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
Steps to make Portokali Gliko
  1. Lightly rub surface of oranges over grater to remove some of the bitterness of the fruit.
  2. Slice off top and bottom of the orange.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut the skin into wedges from top to base. Do not cult pulp. Wedge will be 2cm at top and bottom and 2.5-3cm at widest part. Carefully peel away from fruit.
  4. Thread a needle with strong cotton or double thread. Roll each wedge into tight curl. String curls close together on thread. About 12 per thread. Tie into a necklace.
  5. Place necklaces in saucepan of boiling water and boil uncovered for 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse necklaces and cool in cold water.
  7. Refill saucepan with water bringing to boil and add necklaces. Boil for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  8. Dissolve sugar in water over heat and add necklaces. Bring to boil.
  9. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for approximately 1 hour.
  10. Add lemon juice. Cook for another 30 mins, or until syrup is thick and set.
  11. Allow to cool before cutting thread and placing curls in jar and covering with syrup.
  12. Cover when completely cold.
  13. Serve the portokali gliko with a glass of water.
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