Spiced Candied/Crystallized Orange Rind

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“Easier than you think and cheaper than store bought. May be dipped in chocolate.”
72hrs 30mins
1/2 pound, approximately

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Quarter the oranges and remove from the rind. Scrape to remove the flesh and all white pith. Cut lengthwise into thin 2-inch long strips.
  2. In a large saucepan filled with cold water, place orange rind strips. Bring just to a boil, remove from heat, and strain. Repeat this step two times. Rind should be tender and translucent.
  3. In a saucepan over a medium heat, completely dissolve the 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water. Optional ingredients of cinnamon, orange or almond extract may be added to sugar syrup if desired for flavor. Reduce heat to low; add the orange rinds and let simmer approximately 20 to 30 minutes or until the orange rinds are translucent. Using a slotted spoon, remove candied orange rind, shaking off excess syrup.
  4. Immediately toss with sugar, using fork to separate pieces so they do not touch. Place on a wire rack to cool and dry. Drying may take a 2 to 3 days otherwise they will weep once sealed.
  5. Store in an airtight container for one week. When ready to serve candied orange rinds may be dipped in chocolate.

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