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Candied Orange Peel and Slices Recipe

Candied Orange Slices

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Homemade, easy candied orange peel recipe and candied orange slices recipe, made with simple ingredients. Great as dessert, snack or cake decorations.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Chill time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 18 Candied orange slices
Calories 142
Author CakeWhiz


  • 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


  • Wash and dry oranges and cut them into small circular slices. Discard all the seeds.
  • In a saucepan, add water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the orange slices and boil for 1 minute. 
  • Transfer the orange slices to the bowl of ice water. 
  • Remove 2 cups of the boiled water from the saucepan that was used for boiling. Discard the rest.
  • Add this 2 cups of reserved orange flavored water In a large pot.
  • Add sugar, mix and bring to a boil.
    Note: Be sure to stir occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Lower the heat. I use medium low heat. 
  • Arrange orange slices in a single layer. 
  • 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.
  • Place these slices on a cooling rack. Then, place the rack over a large sheet pan. 
  • Let these candied orange slices sit for 24 hours at room temperature or until dry. 
  • Dip each orange slice in granulated sugar until fully coated. Enjoy! 


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


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 15.5mg | Calcium: 13mg