Orange Peel Spoon Sweet - Glyko Portokalaki

Recipe by Artandkitchen
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 jar




  • Wash und rub well the oranges.
  • Slice the orange peel in half, then quarters, then eighths - top to bottom. Remove peel in strips (eat the oranges!).
  • Cut strips in half, across the width.
  • Orange peel, with or without the external part, is bitter. This process removes most of that bitterness without bleaching out the flavor, and softens the peel. Place peel in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, timing from when it starts to bubble.
  • Drain in a strainer or colander and rinse under running cold water.
  • Repeat step 4 boiling for 3 minutes. Repeat step 5. Total boiling time: 11 minutes.
  • Place sugar and water in a saucepan and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add orange peel, return to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes just until the syrup begins to thicken slightly (it should be quite syrupy - but thick enough to coat a metal spoon).
  • Stir in lemon juice and remove pan from heat.
  • Allow to cool completely before storing in sterilized jars.
  • Note. I like to rolls peel strips before cooking them (fixing with a stick) or simply rolling them before placing in the jar.