Thursday, April 30, 2009

Candied Orange Peel


I've said it once, and I'll say it again--I can't throw away anything that I think I can squeeze some flavor out of. I saved some orange peel earlier this week and candied it this morning. When it gets done cooling in a couple of hours, I'm going to chop it up in bake it in a Half a Pound Cake

  • Peel from 2 oranges
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups water

  • In a saucepan cover the orange peel in water and bring to a boil.
  • Drain.
  • Repeat blanching two more times.
  • Put the orange peel to the side, and combine the sugar and water in the saucepan.
  • Bring to a low simmer and continue heating for 10 minutes.
  • Add the orange peel and continue cooking at a low simmer for 45 minutes or until the orange peel starts to become translucent (I think mine ended up cooking slightly over an hour).
  • Coat the orange peel in sugar and place on a rack to cool for several hours.
  • Add a cup of water to the orange syrup and bring to a low simmer.
  • Put aside to cool to room temperature and then add to ice tea or mixed drinks.


  1. sounds good, I made some peel for a cake once but didn't save the syrup, should have!