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🟠 Candied Orange Peel

Candied Orange Peel

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
4 6.00 hours

🧂 Ingredients

  • 💧 8 cup water
  • 🟠 3 large naval oranges
  • 🍬 2.5 cup granulated sugar
  • 🧂 0.5 tsp kosher salt

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 colander
  • 1 medium saucepan
  • 1 vegetable peeler or paring knife
  • 1 saucepan

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Place a colander in the sink. Bring 2 cups of the water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.

Step 2

Meanwhile, trim the top and bottom ends of 3 large naval oranges. Use a vegetable peeler or paring knife to peel 1 inch wide strips of zest from the oranges, going from top to bottom and making sure the strips have a thin layer of white pith (this will prevent the strips from curling too much later). Use a knife to cut the zest strips lengthwise into thinner 1/4 inch strips. Add the strips to the saucepan (it’s okay if the water isn't not boiling yet).

Step 3

Once the water is boiling, boil the orange peels for 30 seconds. Drain in the colander. Return the peels to the saucepan and add 2 cups of the water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 30 seconds and drain again. Repeat one more time for a total of 3 blanches.

Step 4

Return the peels to the saucepan. Add the remaining 2 cups water, 1 1/2 cups of the granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the peels are translucent and the syrup is thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire rack on top.

Step 5

Turn off the heat. Let the peels rest in the syrup for 5 minutes. Use tongs or chopsticks to transfer the peels onto the rack in a single layer, making sure they do not touch. Let dry on the rack for at least 6 hours to dehydrate and complete the candying process.

Step 6

Place the remaining 1 cup granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Working with a few at a time, toss the candied orange peels in the sugar until evenly coated all over.

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