1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup raisins (gold or black)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup toasted pecans, walnuts, or almonds
3 large oranges
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add raisins, lemon juice, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.
Simmer over medium heat about 10 minutes until syrup is thickened.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Cut peel and pith from oranges.
Slice in 1/2-inch rounds. Cut rounds into quarters.
Place in medium bowl.
Pour cooked raisins and syrup over oranges and stir gently. Add orange zest and stir.
Chill two hours or ovenight.
Prior to serving add 1/2 cup toasted pecans, walnuts, or almonds.