After simmering clementines in simple syrup, you end up with pockets of sweet, tender fruit suspended in a bright, slightly tart liquid. They make the perfect gift for cocktail lovers and home bakers. This recipe comes to us from Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round.
Enlarge Image Credit: Nicole FranzenMAKES 8 8-oz. JARS
INGREDIENTS3 lbs clementines, sliced
4 cups granulated white sugar
1 vanilla bean, halved