Candied Orange Peel are delicious orange peels that are coated with sugar and can be used for desserts and drinks. It’s a great DIY recipe which is simple to make. Here is how to make Candied Orange Peels Recipe.
Whenever there is a festive season, I prefer making sweets and desserts at home, rather than buying the expensive ones in the market.
Anything that is made at home is fresh and free of preservatives, and this is one of the reasons I prepare them at home.
While I love Indian sweets, sometimes I also likes to Indulge in some sugary desserts.
Therefore, when the festive season is around the corner, I start preparing for it by soaking fruits and nuts for various desserts and one of my favourite sugar sweet is, Candied Orange Peel.
Well, my son also enjoys it as much as I do, and thus the reason I often make it at home.
Earlier I used to buy Candied Orange Peels from the store, but when I tried it at home, it came out so good, that I bid a goodbye to the store bought ones forever.
They are so simple to make and that too without any extra cost.
You just need some oranges, that you can eat or juice it up and sugar, that is available in our everyday pantry.
You can also try my Candied Ginger recipe, if you love this one.
So next time you want Candied Orange Peels, don’t rush to the nearby stores, make them in your kitchen.
Learn how to make Candied Orange Peel, that can also be used to decorate your desserts.
Here is the recipe of Candied Orange Peel.
What is Candied Orange Peel?
Candied Orange Peel is a simple sugary delight which is made with the peel/skin of oranges.
The peel of the orange is cut into fine strips and then cooked along with sugar and water to make candied orange peels.
Super easy to make and inexpensive, your kids will love this DIY recipe and you can give them this instead of store bought chocolates.
You can even make Lemon Peel in the same way. They can also be used as the same way you are using these old fashioned orange peels.
How long does Candied Orange Peel last?
Tangy, chewy from the interior and full of sugary exterior, Candied Orange Peel can be made and store in an airtight container in refrigerator for about a month.
To increase the shelf life, you can freeze them too in freezer bags for about a year.
How to use Candied Orange Peel?
You can have this Crystallised Orange Peel or Sugared Orange Peel on its own, whenever you are craving for a sugar candy.
You can even dip into chocolate and make a Chocolate Dipped Orange Peel.
Apart from it, you can use it to decorate your desserts such as Pies and Tarts.
You can even chop them finely and use into the batters for the muffin, cake or bread or may be just sprinkle the finely chopped candied orange peels on your ice cream and frozen yogurts.
It can also be used to garnish your Mocktail and Cocktail. I often do this when I have to serve some fancy drinks during our house parties or get togethers.
Which orange are best to make Candied Orange Peel?
You can use either Navel or Valencia oranges to make the Candied Orange Peels.
How to make Candied Orange Peel Step By Step
Wash the oranges and pat dry. Remove the skin from the oranges. Remove any pith or pulp that is attached to the skin. Cut it into thin stripes.
Add the stripes in a pan and cover with cold water. Bring it to a boil. Simmer the heat for 2 minutes.
Strain and discard the water. Repeat the process 2 more times.
Heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a pan. When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
Add the orange peel. Cook for 40-45 minutes till the peel turns translucent.
Do not stir during this process otherwise there will be crystallization.
Strain the syrup and store it for future use. (iced tea or any other drink)
Roll the peel in castor sugar.
Arrange on a wire rack and let dry for 6-8 hours. Store in an airtight container.
Candied Orange Peel Recipe
Candied Orange Peel Recipe
Candied Orange Peel are delicious orange peels that are coated with sugar and can be used for desserts and drinks. It's a great DIY recipe which is simple to make. Here is how to make Candied Orange Peels Recipe.
- 2 Navel Orange
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1/2 cup Castor Sugar
Wash the oranges and pat them dry.
- Remove the skin from the oranges.
Remove any pith or pulp that is attached to the skin and cut into thin stripes.
- Add the stripes in a pan and cover with cold water.
- Bring it to a boil.
- Simmer the heat for 2 minutes.
- Strain and discard the water.
- Repeat the process 2 more times.
- Heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a pan.
- When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Add the orange peel.
- Cook for 40-45 minutes till the peel turns translucent.
- Do not stir during this process otherwise their will be crystallization.
- Strain the syrup and store it for future use. ( iced tea or any other drink )
- Roll the peel in castor sugar.
- Arrange on a wire rack and let dry for 6-8 hours.
- Store in an airtight container.
You can make candied lemon peel using the same process.
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