Candied Orange Peel

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by grandma2969

this is really good on the candy tray..almost the first thing gone

Top Review by Robin TL.

hi Grandma2969, me again, I made you orange peels before Christmas and they went fast....friends and DH wolfed em. I'm making a BIG batch now with orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and limes. There may be about 2lbs of peels so I just made more syrup with 1/2C local honey added to your recipe. We love these and I'd never had anything like them before...good recipe, I'm keepin this one!!!!
Thanks for posting!!!! Sending pix as soon as I get them downloaded.


  1. remove orange peel in about 1/3" strips with a sharp knife, cut into 3" lengths.put in a heavy pan and cover with cold water, bring to a boil and boil 3 minutes.
  2. Drain and repeat procedure three (3) times in all,discarding the water each time and replacing it with fresh -- drain peel after last boiling and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Rinse out the pot and combine 2 cups of sugar and syrup. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring till sugar dissolves.
  4. Add orange peel, turning heat to simmer and cook gently till transparent -- 30 minutes --
  5. Cool in syrup 45 minutes.
  6. lift, drain and roll in 1/2 cup granulated sugar, place on waxed paper.

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