Candied Orange Peel

  • Servings : 2-4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:05 h

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Candied orange peel.An excellent appetizer for Christmas!


  • 2 navel oranges
  • 1 cup (250 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (250 ml) cold water
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) caster (super fine) sugar


Step 1

Scrub navel oranges and slice top and bottom off. Score along the peel several times and and carefully remove the rind and pith. Cut orange peels into strips.

Step 2

Place orange strips in saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil,then reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse orange peels.

Step 3

Repeat this process 2 more times. In a pan,combine granulated sugar and water. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5-6 minutes. Add orange peels to the sugar syrup . Cook for 40-45 minutes or until orange peels turn translucent.

Step 4

Strain sugar syrup and refrigerate. Dip orange peels in caster sugar. Place on wire rack and allow to dry for 6-8 hours.

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