Candied Orange Slices

These candied orange slices are easy to make at home. A truly decadent treat – ready in one hour!

Candied Orange Slices

Candied orange slices are crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside. Because these candied orange slices are so sweet, chewy and orangey, you can simply snack on them as a special treat. But they also look great as cake decoration and are perfect as edible gifts for the holiday season. You can dip candied orange slices in chocolate or enjoy them on their own with a cup of tea or coffee! Candied orange slices are easy to make at home in one hour.

DIY Candied Orange Slices Recipe

Last year I made candied orange and lemon peel for the first time. And I never thought that it”d be so easy to make candied citrus peel at home. Besides, these homemade candied citrus peels were so tasty that I tried homemade candied orange slices this year. Candied orange slices are just as easy to make and even more delicious! 😀

Related: DIY Candied Lemon & Orange Peel

 

Candied Orange Slices

You’ll need:

  • 2 organic oranges
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100ml) water
Fresh & Candied Orange Slices
Fresh & Candied Orange Slices

Slice The Oranges

Wash the oranges and cut them into 1/4″ (1/2cm) thick slices. Remove seeds if there are any.

Make Syrup

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar is dissolved.

Related: How To Make Whole Candied Fruit

Add Orange Slices

Add the orange slices as soon as the sugar is dissolved. Cover with a lid and continue to simmer for about 1 hour. Check often in the last fifteen minutes to prevent the candied orange slices from burning and the syrup from boiling over.

Homemade Candied Orange Slices

Dry Candied Orange Slices

Remove the orange slices from the syrup with a fork. And transfer them to a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Let the candied orange slices dry for a couple of days at room temperature.

Related: Candied Cherries Recipe – Quick, Easy & Delicious

Orange Syrup

Use the leftover orange syrup to flavor tea, cookies, cakes, lemonade & ice cream.

Store Candied Orange Slices

Store the dried candied orange slices in an airtight glass jar in the fridge.

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35 thoughts on “Candied Orange Slices

  1. Hi Lina, this sound perfectly Christmassy. Shop bought candied peel is pretty nasty and waxy. I’ll be trying this today with some oranges off the tree. The house is going to smell so good!

    xx

  2. I love Candied Orange Slices, you have inspired me to make some for Christmas. Hope you have a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
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    Miz Helen

  3. We these yesterday and they look amazing, though they are still drying. We cut some in quarters, which seems to have worked just as well. My son is watching them dry very very impatiently!

    One thing I did a little differently, which I wanted to share with you, is turn the leftover syrup into cordial. I didn’t think we would use the sugar syrup on pancakes and I don’t have sugar in my tea, but didn’t want to waste it, it smelled so beautiful. So I experimented a little and the results are exactly what I’d hoped for.

    To start with, I doubled the quantities of water and sugar you used in your syrup to start with, so that I’d have extra syrup to work with. I followed your recipe exactly up to removing the orange slices, at that point I added 300ml of fresh squeezed orange and lemon juice (it worked out at about half of each, but you could go with entirely one or the other depending on what you have on hand). I returned this fruity syrup to the boil, then reduced it to a simmer for 20 minutes. Then I allowed to cool and strained it through a cloth into a clean bottle. It can be drunk as soon as it is cool and will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

    It’s a basic cordial but I learnt today that not everyone has cordial (shock, horror! How do you fill your children with unnecessary sugar???), or possibly they call it by another name, so just in case you live in non-cordial-land, this is how you drink it: pour a little in a glass and top it up with cold water or soda water (or lemonade for sweet toothed kids), the ratio I liked with this particular syrup is about one part syrup to four or five cold water, but it really depends on how sweet you like your cordial and how sour your lemons are.

    Thanks so much for sharing your candying recipe 🙂

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