Candied Orange Peels

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Candied Orange Peels

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Recipe Data

8
Servings
25min
Prep
7hr15min
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    Description

    Why throw away orange peels when you can candy them? This recipe is one of our Test Kitchen's absolute favorite recipes!

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 8
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    3 large orange peels
    1 c. water, plus additional for boiling
    1 ¾ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar, divided
    1 vanilla bean
    Dark chocolate melting wafers, for dipping, if desired

    Things To Grab

    • Wire cooling rack
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Rimmed baking pan

    Directions

    1. Spray a wire cooling rack with nonstick cooking spray; place in a rimmed baking pan. Cut the peels of 3 large oranges into 1/4-inch-wide strips. 

    2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Simmer orange peels for 10 minutes; drain.

    3. Heat 1-1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, and a vanilla bean until sugar is dissolved. Add boiled peels. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Gently simmer, uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until very soft and slightly translucent. Transfer peels to prepared rack; cool 10 minutes. Toss with 1/4 cup sugar. Let dry at room temperature for 6 to 24 hours.

    4. If desired, partially dip orange peels in melted chocolate and let stand until chocolate is set. Store in a single layer in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    100 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 0g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 0mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 25g
    • Protein: 0g

    Daily Values

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    Iron 0%
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    Calcium 2%
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    Vitamin D 0%
    0%
    Potassium 0%