12 Clementines, washed, or 2 to 4 small organic navel oranges
4 cups sugar
3 cups water
Wash the fruit well. Pierce them 8-10 times with a toothpick. In a large, deep pot, combine the fruit, sugar and water.
Bring to a simmer, covered, and simmer for 1-2 hours (or more) depending on the level of bitterness you’d like in your clementines. Be careful to simmer, and not boil. Let the fruit cool in the syrup. [Save the simple syrup for additions to drinks and desserts.]
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Serve the fruit with crushed pistachios and shaved chocolate.