Candied Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Slices
This sweet treat hits all the right notes of the season. A sophisticated dessert your kids will love, but decadent enough for the adult table.
- 2 blood oranges, sliced crosswise into 1⁄4-inch-thick pieces
- 5 ounces good-quality dark chocolate (preferably 70% cocoa), chopped
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- Maldon salt for garnish
In a saucepan, combine 1-1/2 cups sugar and water and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved completely about 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low, add the blood orange slices, and simmer until translucent, about 20 -30 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let cool completely, about 2 hours, in a cool spot.
Place waxed paper over a sheet pan. Using tongs, remove the slices, shaking off any excess syrup. Place on the rack in a single layer. Let the slices dry overnight. Reserve the syrup for another use.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the chocolate in a heat proof bowl placed over simmering water in a saucepan. Melt the chocolate, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat.
Drag one half of the candied blood orange slice through the chocolate, then place on the parchment in a single layer to dry. Leave until the chocolate has set, about 1 hour. Garnish with Maldon salt.