Candied Orange Slices

Candied Orange Slices

Candied orange slices are chewy and sweet and so orangey! They’re chrunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Candied orange slices are easy to make at home. They look great as cake decoration and are perfect as edible gifts for the holiday season. You can dip them in chocolate or enjoy them on their own with a cup of tea or coffee!


Candied Orange Slices Recipe

Last year I made candied orange and lemon peel as part of my Advent calender 2016. It was so delicious and easy to make that I thought I’d try candied orange slices for my Advent calendar this year. Candied orange slices are just as easy to make and even more delicious! 😀

How To Make Candied Orange Slices


  • 2 oranges
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (220g)
  • 1/2 cup water (100ml)


Candied Orange Slices Recipe

Wash the oranges and cut them into 1/4-inch (1/2 cm) thick slices. Bring sugar and water to a boil. Add the orange slices as soon as the sugar is dissolved. Simmer for about 1 hour. Then remove the orange slices with a fork from the syrup and transfer them to a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Homemade Candied Orange Slices

Let the orange slices dry for some days at room temperature. The remaining orange syrup is delicious in tea!

Translucent Candied Orange Slices
Beautiful translucent candied orange slice

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!


  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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