Wednesday, December 30, 2015


We are having our family gathering New Year's Eve.  It was the time that worked best for all of us.  So yesterday evening I decided it was time to start some of the fixing and doing.

I have made these in the past and they were wonderful!  I thought it was time to make them again.

I wasn't willing to just toss the ends.  I could have dried them for tea but it's Christmas so I thought something more festive was in order.

Candied Orange Peel

Peel your citrus and cut into strips.  I like about 1/4".
Put in a sauce pan and cover with water bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
(this removes any bitterness in the rind)
Make a simple syrup of 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar.  Place over med-high heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.  Add the citrus rind and cook until translucent (about 10 minutes).
(reserving the syrup it's infused with the wonderful citrus flavor use it elsewhere)

Put the peel on a rack to drain and dry to tacky, roll in sugar and lay on parchment or a rack to dry completely.  When dry store in an air tight container.

This is absolutely wonderful!!!

Happy New Year!
a little bird


  1. Robin, this sounds wonderful.. And I can just smell it cooking.. oh my... Hope you and family have a blessed and wonderful Christmas on New years eve..

  2. For the orange slices, are they just sliced & dehydrated or did you do something extra?

    1. Slice oranges, grapefruits, or Meyer lemons, thinly.

      Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place orange slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, and dust lightly with sugar. Bake until the peels are dry and the flesh is translucent, about 2 1/2 hours.

  3. Robin, these look so yummy.. Know you and family enjoyed them.Have a blessed day.



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