09 June 2009

Candied Orange Peel

Ever feel guilty for throwing away orange peel? I do. So I decided to do something about it yesterday and made candied orange peel. They taste just like those orange slice candies. Yummy. I checked out about half a dozen recipes and they were all basically the same so I'll just tell you what I did.

I peeled 3 oranges and kept all the nice peel and gave the pulp to the girls to eat.
Put the orange peel in a pan with 1 t. salt, cover with water and boil for 20 minutes.
Dump out the water, cover orange peel again with water and boil again for 20 minutes.
*repeat this process at least once more, the more times you boil it the more mild an orange flavor the end product will have.
In your pot put 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water and boil slowly for about 8 minutes.
Add the orange peel and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Take the orange peel out and dredge in sugar.
Set the peel out to dry and store in the sugar you've dredge in.
You can use the orange syrup left in the pan for whatever you want.

If you don't like my directions, Google "candied orange peel" and you'll get all the directions you want.

4 comments:

Grandma said...

Got it! We'll try it!

Johanna said...

That looks yummy. I've done it with lemon peel, which is really yummy too!

Tina said...

Wow, I had no idea you could do that! Did the girls like it?
We will have to give that a try!

the cottage child said...

Hey, Joanna - I love candied orange peel....oranges are a regular item around here, and while I usually compost them, why not eat them? I've got a 10 lb bag of organic sugar in my pantry calling my name, the same way it called my name at Costco (we don't do enough sweet baking to use 10 lbs of sugar in a year - I think Costco uses their lights to hypnotize me). This will redeem my purchase and satisfy my sweet tooth all at once! Thank you!

I was so excited you visited the Cottage Child, and thanks a million for the link to the information I was wondering about. Take care!