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    Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel

    Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel. Photo by Barb Gertz

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 40 mins

    10 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    From Birds & Blooms magazine, this reminds me of my mom, who always loved these.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      With a sharp knife, score orange peel into four wedge-shaped sections. Loosen peel with a spoon and remove; save fruit for another use.
    2. 2
      Place peel in a heavy saucepan and cover with cold water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain, then repeat process twice, draining well each time. Cool for 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Carefully scrape off excess pulp from peel. Cut the peel into 1/4 inch strips.
    4. 4
      In another saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat until clear. Add orange peel strips; boil gently until all syrup is absorbed and peel is transparent, about 30-35 minutes.
    5. 5
      Using a slotted spoon, transfer strips to wire racks for at least 3 hours or until dry.
    6. 6
      Melt the chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each strip halfway into chocolate. Dip the other half in sugar if desired.
    7. 7
      Cool on racks that have been coated with nonstick cooking spray.
    8. 8
      Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3 cups.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 22, 2010

      55

      Great result! I followed the recipe to the letter, and the candied orange peel worked very well. I chocolate coated one end, and when that was cold, coated the other end with vanilla sugar. I used the peel to decorate a lovely chocolate mousse, which I made with Chilli Chocolate. I shall be making this again!!

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    • on March 28, 2009

      25

      I must have done something wrong. By the time I was starting the 2nd cooking process I knew it would take longer than the 1 3/4 hrs. I didn't bother with the 3rd time, my navels weren't as thick as some are. I cooked them in the syrup until it was practically gone like the recipe said and ended up with a hard candy. I think my altitude must make a difference. And to top it off I wasn't thinking and burned myself on one of the pieces! I'm going to try again next week though.

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    • on April 04, 2005

      55

      These are so yummy,We love candied orange peel. Dipping them in chocolate makes them even better. It is a couple of our grandchildrens favorites, can't wait till they try these. Thank you sharon, for posting this very yummy recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel

    Serving Size: 1 (1302 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 621.6
     
    Calories from Fat 143
    23%
    Total Fat 15.8 g
    24%
    Saturated Fat 7.8 g
    39%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 202.5 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 128.3 g
    42%
    Dietary Fiber 6.3 g
    25%
    Sugars 108.0 g
    432%
    Protein 3.2 g
    6%

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