Candied orange peel| Candied citrus peel recipe is simple to make and it is best for dessert and also for cakes. It is a best garnish for the desserts prepared with oranges or lemon. I have prepared this candied orange peel for my stollen cake recipe and it came out really well. The flavour of the orange peel was amazing in that cake. I have to make a next batch and store it for future use. Same way you could prepare lemon or any citrus peel to make this candied peel.

Candied Orange peel recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 1/2 cup

INGREDIENTS:(Half the ingredients for lesser qtty)
Orange Peel- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup

  • Peel the orange in to long strips without the white part using a knife or peeler. Chop them into long thin even sized strips.(I used navel orange and peeled from whole fruit)
  • In a pan add the orange peel and add some water to cover it and allow to cook till the peel becomes soft around 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain the water and add sugar with the peel and 1/2 cup of water and allow to cook in that sugar syrup till the syrup gets the thread consistency. Now the peel until the peels become translucent and tender.You could store them in the cooking syrup too.
  • Allow to cool the mixture, now the mixture starts to crystallize so remove the orange peel using spoon or knife dredge them in sugar in a large plate(optional) allow to dry.
  • Once it becomes dry store it on an airtight container.
  • Note: You could pressure cook to save the time. Refer here.
  • You finally get some orange flavoured sugar which you can use it for any desserts.

    How to make Candied Orange peel