Sun Dried Orange Peel - for Tagines, Daubes and Sweet Things!

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 6hrs 5mins
SERVES: 10-20


  • fresh orange, wiped clean
  • greaseproof paper


  • Peel the oranges with a swivel head potato or vegetable peeler, or use a special zester.
  • Try to peel into long strips, and do not peel the bitter white pith, under the skin.
  • Lay the peel out onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper. Cover with an umbrella fly cover and place outside in direct sunshine.
  • Leave for about 6 hours; the peel will curl up and shrivel when it is totally dried - it should feel hard and crisp.
  • Store in an airtight container in a dark place for up to one year.
  • Use in cakes, scones, muffins, cookies, daubes, stews, curries, casseroles, marinades, sauces, sugars and all manner of things!