Rays of Sunshine - Homemade Candied Orange Peel

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 72hrs 15mins




  • Scrub the fruit well. Using a sharp knife remove peel and pith from fruits in large pieces, I like to cut them into quarters.
  • Place the pieces of peel in a medium sized saucepan. Cover with cold water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Drain.
  • Repeat this process twice. The pith should now be translucent. If not, continue with the process once more.
  • Drain and slice into 3 mm thick strips, or leave in attractive quarter pieces.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Toss the peel in extra caster sugar to coat it lightly.
  • Arrange sugar coated peel in single layer on baking paper until touch dry, 2-3 days.
  • Store in airtight containers until ready to use.
  • The peel will last several months if kept in dry, dark & cool conditions & and in airtight container.
  • Snip into smaller pieces as and when you need it.