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    Rays of Sunshine - Homemade Candied Orange Peel

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    72 hrs 15 mins

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    French Tart's Note:

    Once you have made homemade candied orange OR lemon peel, you will never go back to using commercially produced peel again! This is such an easy recipe & yields enough freshly candied peel to accommodate most of my recipes using peel for quite a few months. You just need to be organised and have an airy & dry room available for the drying process. This peel enhances any recipe calling for peel, and actually TASTES like oranges! I often keep the peel from fresh oranges in a container, in the fridge for up to 3-4 days, until I have enough to handy to make a batch.

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    1. 1
      Scrub the fruit well. Using a sharp knife remove peel and pith from fruits in large pieces, I like to cut them into quarters.
    2. 2
      Place the pieces of peel in a medium sized saucepan. Cover with cold water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Drain.
    3. 3
      Repeat this process twice. The pith should now be translucent. If not, continue with the process once more.
    4. 4
      Drain and slice into 3 mm thick strips, or leave in attractive quarter pieces.
    5. 5
      Place sugar and water in a medium sized saucepan. Cook, stirring over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add peel; simmer approximately 45 - 60 minutes, or until the syrup has nearly disappeared.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat. Place the peel on a wire rack that has been placed over a baking paper lined oven tray. Cover and allow to dry overnight.
    7. 7
      Toss the peel in extra caster sugar to coat it lightly.
    8. 8
      Arrange sugar coated peel in single layer on baking paper until touch dry, 2-3 days.
    9. 9
      Store in airtight containers until ready to use.
    10. 10
      The peel will last several months if kept in dry, dark & cool conditions & and in airtight container.
    11. 11
      Snip into smaller pieces as and when you need it.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 22, 2011


      This was a great recipe! Instead of caster sugar, I just used regular granulated sugar and they turned out great! They weren't as hard as they sound! Now I don't have to waste any more orange peels!

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    • on April 29, 2008


      I made this and was so impressed, sure it was a bit fiddly and time consuming but worth it, I use to buy choc coated orange peel for a! I make my own. A great recipe and worth making for sure!!!!

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    • on June 29, 2010


      Oh my gosh, these are good. And they were a lot easier and quicker to make than I first expected them to be. I would like to try this again and use a mix of orange, lemon and grapefruit peels. Thanks, French Tart. We enjoyed making these as a family.

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    Nutritional Facts for Rays of Sunshine - Homemade Candied Orange Peel

    Serving Size: 1 (1678 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1530.4
    Calories from Fat 8
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 20.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 392.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 18.8 g
    Sugars 372.8 g
    Protein 7.3 g

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