Candied Orange Peel & Slices - CakeWhiz

Candied Orange Peel & Slices

Homemade, easy candied orange peel recipe and candied orange slices recipe, made with simple ingredients. Great as dessert, snack or cake decorations.

These easy candied orange peel and/or slices are so addictive and delicious and absolutely worth the effort!

Orange slice candy is a great homemade gift!

Use it during Christmas or Easter for a thoughtful and delicious homemade gift.

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Candied orange peel recipe is made the same way as candied orange slices!

Just use peels instead of whole slices.

This orange candy is made with 3 ingredients only!

  • Oranges
  • Water
  • Sugar

Candied Orange Peel and Slices

How to make candied orange peel?

  1. Wash, dry and cut orange peel into small strips.
  2. Boil the strips and cool them in ice water.
  3. Simmer them in sugar water/ sugar syrup for about 1 hour.
  4. Coat in granulated sugar.

How to make candied orange slices?

  1. Wash, dry and cut orange into thin slices.
  2. Boil the slices and cool them in ice water.
  3. Simmer them in sugar water/ sugar syrup for about 1 hour.
  4. Coat in granulated sugar.

How do you make candied orange zest?

  1. Wash, dry and cut orange into very thin strips.
  2. Boil them and cool them in ice water.
  3. Simmer them in sugar water/ sugar syrup for about 1 hour.
  4. Coat in granulated sugar.

How to Make Candied Orange Slices

How do you make candied oranges? How do you caramelize oranges?

You can caramelize whole orange or just the peel or slices. They are caramelized in sugar water/sugar syrup.

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How do I candy a whole orange?

  1. Wash and dry an orange.
  2. Boil it for a couple of minutes and cool it in ice water.
  3. Simmer in sugar water/ sugar syrup for about 1 hour.
  4. Coat in granulated sugar.

Homemade Orange Candy Slices

Tips for candied orange slices:

  • The thickness of orange slices is important! If they are too thick, it will take them long to dry. If they are too thin, they won’t hold their shape well. Slices that are 1/4 inch thick are best.
  • Any citrus fruit can be used- Use lemon, lime, grapefruit.
  • Be sure to swirl orange slices in the sugar syrup every 10-15 minutes for an even coating.
  • Chocolate orange candy– Dip each dried slice at the end in melted white chocolate or semisweet chocolate.
  • Orange peanut candy– Dip each slice in melted chocolate and toss crushed peanuts.
  • You must coat each orange slice in granulated sugar to prevent them from being too sticky.

How to Make Candied Oranges

Other Orange Desserts:

Candied Orange Peel and Slices Recipe
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Nutrition Facts
Candied Orange Slices
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Sugars 35g
Vitamin A 1.3%
Vitamin C 18.8%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Candied Orange Slices

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Homemade, easy candied orange peel recipe and candied orange slices recipe, made with simple ingredients. Great as dessert, snack or cake decorations.

Servings: 18 Candied orange slices
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 142 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 4 Oranges Medium size, Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 4 cups Water
  • Large bowl of ice water
  • 2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Additional granulated sugar For coating

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry oranges and cut them into small circular slices. Discard all the seeds.

  2. In a saucepan, add water and bring to a boil.

  3. Add the orange slices and boil for 1 minute. 

  4. Transfer the orange slices to the bowl of ice water. 

  5. Remove 2 cups of the boiled water from the saucepan that was used for boiling. Discard the rest.

  6. Add this 2 cups of reserved orange flavored water In a large pot.

  7. Add sugar, mix and bring to a boil.
    Note: Be sure to stir occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved.

  8. Lower the heat. I use medium low heat. 

  9. Arrange orange slices in a single layer. 

  10. Simmer for 45-50 minutes or until rinds are a bit translucent. 
    Note: Be sure to swirl the orange slices in the pot every few minutes to make sure they are evenly coated with this sugar syrup.

  11. Place these slices on a cooling rack. Then, place the rack over a large sheet pan. 

  12. Let these candied orange slices sit for 24 hours at room temperature or until dry. 

  13. Dip each orange slice in granulated sugar until fully coated. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stores in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

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