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Candied Orange Peel

Candied Orange Peel

Candied Orange Peel Recipe | How to make Candied Orange Peel to add in cakes and desserts or to have it like a candy
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Drying Time 1 day
Course Condiments


  • 2 Oranges(Navel choose Organic
  • 1 Cup Raw Cane Sugar Castor Sugar/
  • 2 Cups Water


  • Wash the oranges nicely.
  • Cut of the top and bottom part(small portion).
  • Peel the oranges carefully. Score the peel into quarters, taking care not to cut through the pulp and white pith.
  • If the pith comes out with peel, remove/scrap off with the knife.
  • Cut into thin slices.
  • Heat 2 cups water in a saucepan, add peels and boil for 10 mins.
  • Sieve the water and discard it.
  • Take fresh water in saucepan add 2 cups water again, add sugar mix and keep it to boil.
  • Add the balanced peels and cook for about 40 mins on low flame.
  • Do not stir as it will lead to sugar crystallization.
  • Boil till the peels start getting transparent /glossy.
  • Once done, sieve the syrup and store in a bottle/jar.
  • Spread the peels on a parchment paper.
  • Roll in 2 tbsp of castor sugar or use very fine sugar.
  • Spread evenly and let it dry. It may take 12- 24 hrs to dry depending on the weather conditions at your place.
  • Store in an air tight container/zip lock bag.
  • You can freeze and use it over a year.
  • Use as required in cakes, desserts, cookies, tarts and pies.
  • Or, enjoy just like that as candy.
Keyword Candied Orange Peel
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