Candied Orange Peel Recipe
Candied Orange Peel is easy to make yourself and great for homemade gifts too!
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Charity Beth Long
plus more for drying and storage
plus more for blanching
Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and sprinkle with a generous amount to sugar.
With a vegetable peeler or paring knife, cut off orange zest in long strips, trying to leave as much of the pith behind as possible.
With your paring knife, carefully scrape the peels to remove as much white pith as you can.
Put peels in a large stock pot, cover with water and boil for 20 minutes.
Drain and rinse peels and return them to the pot with 4 cups of sugar and 4 cups of water.
Over medium heat, boil peels stirring occasionally until they reach thread stage on a candy thermometer (230F)
The syrup will be very hot at this point. Turn off the heat and carefully pull out the peels a few at a time with slotted spoon.
Lay the peels onto your prepared baking sheet and let them dry for a few hours.
Transfer the candied orange peels to an airtight container and store in a cool location.
Don't throw out the leftover orange syrup. It's wonder in cocktails and iced tea.
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