*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          Italian Poached Oranges
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8903
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8                    seedless oranges
    1 1/2  cup           sugar
      3/4  cups          water
      1/4  cup           orange liqueur -- such as cointreau
                         -- or grand marnier
 Strip the zest from the oranges with a vegetable peeler, making sure
 not to peel away any of the white pith. Cut the zest into 1/8-inch
 shreds with a sharp knife. Place shredded zest in a small saucepan and
 cover with water. Bring to a boil over low heat. Drain zest, discard
 cooking water and place zest in a bowl; cover zest with cold water and
 set aside.
 Combine the sugar and the water in a medium saucepan, bring it to a
 boil and cook the syrup until it thickens slightly about 3 minutes.
 While the syrup is cooking, peel the oranges to expose the flesh.
 Lower the heat on the syrup and cook the oranges 1 or 2 (they should
 be submerged in the syrup--if not, switch to a smaller saucepan) at a
 time for 3 to 4 minutes.
 Remove the oranges from the syrup with a slotted spoon and place in a
 serving bowl.
 Add the shredded zest to the syrup and cook the zest for two minutes,
 or until the zest is translucent. Remove the zest from the syrup and
 scatter over the oranges.
 Chill the oranges and sprinkle with orange liqueur just before
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