Candied Orange Peel is delicious orange peels that are coated with sugar and can be used for desserts and drinks. It’s a great DIY recipe that is simple to make. Here is how to make it.
You can also try my Candied Ginger recipe, if you love this one.
About This Recipe
Candied Orange Peel is a simple sugary delight that 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 oranges.
Super easy to make and inexpensive, your kids will love this DIY recipe and you can give them this instead of store-bought chocolates.
These are far better than the store-bought ones, as you can control the sugar and also you know that quality ingredients are going in to make this candied peel.
These Orange Peels are,
- Easy to make
- Favorite among kids
- Tangy and Sweet
Orange Peels – This is a great way to use up those Orange Peels, that are generally discarded after eating oranges. So next time, save them up and make these peels.
Castor Sugar – To coat them at the end and make them sweeter.
For the syrup – For this we will combine sugar and water and boil the peels in the syrup, to give these tangy peels a sweet taste.
Step By Step Recipe
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 strips.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use either Navel or Valencia oranges to make these.
Yes, you can! They can also be used in the same way you are using these old fashioned orange peels.
Once you make the Candied Orange Peels, instead of coating them in castor sugar, coat them in melted Chocolate and store in the fridge.
You can have this Crystallised Orange Peel or Sugared Orange Peel on its own, whenever you are craving for 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 it into the batters for the muffin, cake, or bread or maybe just sprinkle the finely chopped 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.
Tangy, chewy from the interior and full of the sugary exterior, it can be made and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a month.
To increase the shelf life, you can freeze them too in freezer bags for about a year.
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Candied Orange Peel 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.