2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick, 2 inches long
4 whole allspice
2/3 cup orange-flavored liqueur
6 Hale oranges, peeled, sliced
In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar; heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add cinnamon stick and allspice. Boil uncovered, until mixture is reduced to 1 cup. Cool slightly. Add liqueur; mix wee. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Add orange slices. Cover, refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight.
Note: This same recipe, using sectioned oranges, makes a wonderful topping for your favorite vanilla ice cream.