Candied Orange Peels

Candied Orange Peels

Makes about 60 sugared peels
These deliciously sweet and tart candies are wonderful when dipped in white or dark chocolate. They also make for beautiful garnishes on a whipped cream-covered pound cake. Package for gift giving with our downloadable gift tag.
  • 6 organic oranges, (choose oranges with thick skins)
  • 5 cups sugar, divided
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Cut the top and bottom off each orange. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off pieces of the skin, cutting from top to bottom. Slice peels into 1/4-inch strips or leave in natural shaped pieces. Place peels in a sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute. Drain and repeat two more times. Mix 4 cups sugar with 3 cups cold water. Bring to a boil. Add orange peels and turn heat down to a simmer. Simmer orange peels for 1 hour over low heat. Remove from liquid.

Spread remaining sugar evenly on a baking sheet. Roll orange peels in sugar and place on cooling racks to dry, about 3 to 5 hours.

Package peels in decorative glass jars tied with holiday ribbon.

Note: Reserve simmering liquid and use as a simple syrup to add a holiday touch to iced tea, a Cosmopolitan or Margarita. Packaging suggestions:
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 4 pieces, 230 calories (0 from fat), 59g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 54g sugar).
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