Orange Extract - for Your Homemade Baking Gift Baskets!

Total Time
168hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 168 hrs

From -- Homemade orange extract using peel from navel oranges, vodka, water, and about a week to steep! Substitute lemons or limes for a different flavor -- Place in small bottles for gift giving! If you make this, try it in Candied Ginger Pound Cake With a Hint of Orange, or include a copy of the recipe with the gift bottle of extract --

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. After thoroughly washing a large navel orange with soap to remove all pesticides, dirt, and germs, carefully remove the peel without disturbing the white pith! Chop peel finely in food processor ~ Place chopped peel into a sterile jar and top with boiling water and vodka.
  2. Cool to room temperature and store covered in the cupboard for 3-7 days before using as orange flavoring.
  3. After a week, strain into small sterile bottles. For gift giving, tie each bottle with ribbon and a tag marked "orange extract".
Most Helpful

5 5

Very easy and economical! And tastes good too! I am looking forward to trying it with lime. Used in some muffins and worked great. Made for Spring 2011 PAC game.

5 5

I've used this for years and wanted to post it, but luckily checked on zaar if it's already posted :) This is much cheaper and better than any artificial flavoring. Thanks for posting!

5 5

I tried this and also used for lemon and this was great. My Daughter wanted to know where I bought the extract and when I told her I made it she had to see the recipe. She was amazed of how good it was and for such a lot of money saved. Thanks for the recipe.

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