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Using up older clementines

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Although we were pretty good about using up perishables before we went away, I still had some fruit left. The apples were fine. The 5 clementines are, however, almost certainly past their edible best, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with them. (If the apples were an issue I could make crumble - but I'm not convinced by orange crumble.)

Any ideas?

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On December 7th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC), tig_b commented:
I'd make a drink with them, plus a lemon if you have an unwaxed one.

Wash the fruit, thinly peel any unwaxed (organic) fruit and add the peel to boiling water - about half a cup per fruit - boil for 5 mins and leave to cool. This should be fairly fruit-flavoured - if not reboil and let some of the liquid evaporate.

Strain
Add a small amount of sugar or honey, to taste, to the liquid and the juice from all the fruit - of not drinking the same day bring to boil rapidly and then cool before refrigerating.

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On December 7th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC), gows commented:
You could candy the segments; you could use them in a compote; you could make clove oranges as gifts, etc. If you decide to cook them up (candied, etc.), if you have/get a zester, you can make your own orange zest from the outer peel. It comes off in lovely semi-curled strips; let it dry, and throw it into a bottle.
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