Orange compote makes a terrific holiday gift when packed into glass jars and decorated with ribbon. Use as a topping for yogurt, ricotta, or ice cream
- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced blood or navel orange zest (from 1/2 orange)
- 2 to 3 blood or navel oranges (peel and pith removed), quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced, and seeded (2 cups)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Coarse salt
1. In a medium saucepan, combine orange zest and slices, sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons water; bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until oranges collapse and liquid is syrupy, 12 to 15 minutes.
2. Cool compote to room temperature.