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Easy Candied Orange Peel Recipe – very easy to make, great for snack, garnish and baking. Perfect for the holidays!

Small gift jars filled with candied orange peel slices, rolled into sugar. Easy candied orange peel recipe.

 

After sharing with you recipes for chocolate dipped candied orange slices and candied blood orange slices, it is time to eat some fresh oranges and save the feel. Because we are making Easy Candied Orange Peel.

I made this Easy Candied Orange Peel for a Panettone recipe, that I’ll be sharing soon. Of course I can buy candied fruit at the store, but it was fun to make these. I always have fresh oranges in the house and saving the peel is not an issue.

What ingredients do I need to make candied orange peel?

  • Oranges
  • Water
  • Sugar (I’ve tested this recipe with erythritol instead of regular white sugar and it does work)

How to make candied orange peel?

  1. Cut a little from the top and bottom of oranges, then score the skin into 4 verticals segments and peel (leave white pith). Cut skin into 1/4-inch strips.

  2. Combine 1 cup of sugar with 2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the sugar is dissolved, add orange peel. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 45 minutes. Keep an eye on it closely and if the water starts to evaporate too quickly, remove from heat earlier that the 45 minutes mark.

  3. Remove from heat and drain well. Be careful, it is hot! Let it cool for 15 minutes.

  4. Spread 2 cups of sugar over a large tray. Add orange peel and roll into sugar.

  5. Transfer to ait-tight containers and refrigerate for up to 2 months.

 

Small glass jars, filled with easy candied orange peel. Perfect for an edible holiday gift.

 

How to store candied orange peel?

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two months. It is important that yo refrigerate or freeze the candied orange peel, because it will harden very quickly at room temperature (even the the best containers may leek air). If it hardens a lot, it gets unpleasant to eat and unusable for most baking projects.

What to use candied orange peel for?

This Candied Orange Peel looks so cute in these little glass jars. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer for foodies. You can also use it as a part of your holiday decor. These mini jars look so festive!

Use in also in:

  • breads
  • cakes
  • cookies

I’ll also be making some cranberry orange cookies with this orange peel next.

Hope you like it!

 

 

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Easy Candied Orange Peel Recipe

Easy Candied Orange Peel Recipe - very easy to make, great for snack, garnish and baking. Perfect for the holidays!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 day 55 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 2 oranges, medium size
  • 3 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups water

Instructions 

  • Cut a little from the top and bottom of oranges, then score the skin into 4 verticals segments and peel (leave white pith). Cut skin into 1/4-inch strips.
  • Combine 1 cup of sugar with 2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the sugar is dissolved, add orange peel. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 45 minutes. Keep an eye on it closely and if the water starts to evaporate too quickly, remove from heat earlier that the 45 minutes mark.
  • Remove from heat and drain well. Be careful, it is hot! Let it cool for 15 minutes.
  • Spread 2 cups of sugar over a large tray. Add orange peel and roll into sugar.
  • Transfer to ait-thight containers and refrigerate for up to 2 months.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcal, Carbohydrates: 105g, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 79mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 103g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 23.3mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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18 Comments

  1. When you say “leave white pith,” do you mean leave it on the peel you are candifying or do you mean leave it on the orange and don’t use it? It looks in the video like you are taking it with the peel and using it in the recipe, but mine seems a little bitter and I thought that might be the pith.

    1. Hi,
      Yes, I usually use it. If it seems bitter and unpleasant to you, you can leave it out. The “candied peel” will be not as thick as mine, but it should be fine.