Friday, November 21, 2014

Candied Orange Peel

I made Candied Orange Peel today...not because I particularly wanted to make Candied Orange Peel, but because I wanted to make a recipe that called for candied orange peel as one of the ingredients.  I could not find it in any store in my area.  I did find European Candied Orange Peel on the Internet here, but I decided I wanted neither to pay $14.95 for 8 ounces plus the cost of shipping nor to wait days or weeks for it to arrive.  So...make Candied Orange Peel, I did!

I found these two recipes on the Internet:
   Food Network
   Bright-Eyed Baker

Here is the recipe I used:

Candied Orange Peel

       3 navel oranges
       1 1/2 cups sugar
       3/4 cup water
       additional sugar (to coat)

1.    Rinse the oranges.
2.    Cut off the top and bottom of each orange.  Score the skin into quarters.
3.    Remove the skin (peel and pith).  Cut the skin into strips about 1/8-inch
       wide.  (Refrigerate the oranges for another use.)
4.    Place the strips of peel in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
5.    Bring to a full boil on high heat.
6.    Drain the water from the strips of peel.
7.    Repeat steps 4-6 two more times.
8.    In a medium saucepan, whisk together the 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 3/4 cup
       of water.  Bring to a simmer.
9.    Let the mixture cook for 8-9 minutes at a constant simmer.
10.  Add the strips of peel and cook for 45-60 minutes at a constant simmer,
       without stirring.  (If necessary, swirl the pan to make sure all of the strips
       of peel get covered with the syrup.)  At the end of the cooking time, the
       strips of peel will be translucent.


11.  Drain any remaining syrup.
12.  Spread the strips of peel on a drying rack.  Allow them to dry for 4-5 hours.


13.  Cut the strips of peel into small pieces and toss with additional sugar to


14.  Store the Candied Orange Peel in an airtight container.

Yield:  approximately 2 1/2 cups

The aroma of the cooking orange peel is lovely!  :)

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1 comment:

  1. Just gorgeous! Bet your house smells so citrusy and festive! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays