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Sicilian orange jelly

Lightweight and elegant

by Ada Parisi
5 min read
Gelo di arance, un classico dessert siciliano, con il tocco in più dei finocchi canditi. Ricetta facilissima.

Orange jelly, a traditional dessert of Sicilian pastry in winter. To make the recipe more modern and tasty, I decided to combine it with candied fennel, to recreate the amazing combination of sicilian fennel and oranges salad . The dessert is very easy to prepare and is gluten-free and lactose-free. If you love fruit jelly (because are light and so delicious) so take a look at all the miand FRUIT JELLY RECIPES) Are a perfect dessert for every occasion, provided they are made with seasonal fruit: light but sweet , you can always customize with different decorations.

The Sicilian orange jelly is among my favorites: you can do it with Navel oranges (blondes) or with the blood oranges. Remember to taste the juice because, in fruit jelly, sugar should be adjusted according to the sweetness of the fruit or not.

As for the candied fennel, It is prepared in an instant: just boil the fennel cut into thin slices in water and sugar: you will get a syrup by the slight hint of anise and glossy and transparent strips of sweet fennel. In short, the orange jelly is a simple dessert but delicious. As Sicily. Peek among all my SICILIAN RECIPES and all my RECIPES DESSERT SPOON for inspiration. Have a good day!

Gelo di arance, un classico dessert siciliano, con il tocco in più dei finocchi canditi. Ricetta facilissima.


Portions: 10 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )



a liter of orange juice

150-200 grams of caster sugar (according to the sweetness of oranges)

110 grams of corn starch (glutenfree) or flour


1 fennel

500 milliliters of water

250 grams of sugar

some aniseed


Frost oranges with candied fennel

Frost oranges with candied fennel

First of all I advise you to prepare the frost of oranges one day in advance or at least 6 hours before serving, so that it has the time to firm up in the refrigerator. Wash the oranges, extract the juice and filter it through a sieve to remove any seeds and pulp. Sift the cornstarch and mix it with sugar (this will facilitate the dissolution of the powders and diminish the possibility that lumps).

Pour on top of orange juice in the mixture of cornstarch and sugar, stirring with a whisk until the starch and sugars are completely loose. Once you have paid all the orange juice, cook over low heat and stirring constantly, to prevent the oranges jelly from sticking on the bottom of the pot. When it will become sticky and thick, leave it always simmer stirring for two minutes, then turn off the heat.

Pour the jelly in the wet-stick molds with cold water or in individual cups if you prefer not to pull out. Allow to cool completely frost of oranges at room temperature, then stored in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, until firm.

To prepare candied fennel, Wash the fennel, remove the outer leaves and slice the core of the fennel into thin strips (very thin). Pour into a pan 500 milliliters of water and 250 grams of sugar. Add a few aniseed and fennel. Bring to a boil and let Simmer, over low heat, until the liquid will not become thick and syrupy and transparent fennel. Pour the candied fennel with their syrup into a bowl and allow to cool completely.

Turn out the chill of oranges, if you have decided not to serve it in cups, passing the blade of a knife along the edge of the stencil. Decorate the orange frost with a few slices of candied fennel and a little syrup and serve immediately. Bon appétit!

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Central Sava 28 November 2019 - 17:15

But this cake is great! The dessert version of my favorite salad: fennel and oranges. Thanks!

Ada Parisi 29 November 2019 - 10:24

The idea was exactly that! Have you noticed only you. Thanks, ADA

PhilipName* 28 November 2019 - 14:50

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Ada Parisi 29 November 2019 - 10:26

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