5 navel oranges. Sugar. 2 lemons. Water.
Cut off the ends of the oranges; quarter them and slice as thin as possible. Cut up one of the lemons in the same manner, rejecting the seeds, and add to the oranges.
Measure the sliced fruit and to every two cupfuls of it add three cupfuls of cold water; let it stand uncovered in a cool place for twenty-four hours. Then put it into a graniteware pan and allow it to boil without sugar for forty-five minutes. Add the strained juice of the second lemon, measure, and to every two cupfuls add three cupfuls of sugar.
Boil for forty-five minutes, and be careful that it does not burn.
Pour into glasses and allow to cool.
Cover with melted paraffin and lids or paper.