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A fun way to get your vitamin C in today.
Do your New Year's resolutions involve eating more fruit? Well, we're considering this fruit. Yes, it's coated in sugar, but we're still making the argument.

I found this recipe on one of my favorite food sites, Food 52. Savory Simple blogger, Jennifer Farley, created the original steps to this recipe, but I've altered it a tiny bit based on what I had available in my kitchen. Feel free to do the same.

Posted by Yumology from Wichita, Kansas, United States • Published See Yumology's 7 projects »
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  • How to cook candied peel. Candied Orange Peel - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your ingredients. Make sure you have healthy oranges to work with.

  • How to cook candied peel. Candied Orange Peel - Step 2
    Step 2

    Carve the meat out of each orange half and slice the peels into strips.

  • How to cook candied peel. Candied Orange Peel - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add the strips to a pot and pour cold water over them.
    Allow the water to boil and let the peeled orange strips simmer for 3 minutes.
    Pour the water out and repeat this process two more times.

  • How to cook candied peel. Candied Orange Peel - Step 4
    Step 4

    After the third time, strain the orange strips, dump the water and wash the pot thoroughly with soap and water.
    Now add the 2 cups of water and 2 1/2 cups of sugar to the pot and stir until the sugar melts to create a simple syrup.
    Add the orange strips back into the simple syrup and allow them to simmer over medium heat for 1 hour.
    After the hour has passed, stir the strips and let simmer for an additional 30 minutes.

  • How to cook candied peel. Candied Orange Peel - Step 5
    Step 5

    After 30 minutes use a slotted spatula or spoon to retrieve the orange peel strips from the simple syrup. Set them on a wire rack and allow the excess syrup to drip off.

  • How to cook candied peel. Candied Orange Peel - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add 2 cups of granulated sugar to a large bowl and slowly toss 5 or 6 candied strips of orange peel in at a time.
    Set the sugar coated strips back onto the wire rack and allow them to dry there for another 3-4 hours.

  • How to cook candied peel. Candied Orange Peel - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the dried peels in a mason jar with an additional 1/2 cup of sugar for a pretty storage or gift option.

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Sunnie
Sunnie · Fresno, California, US
I tried this recipe and has fabulous results the very first time I made it. You really can't screw it up. My only suggestion/addition would be to use only 3-4 oranges for this recipe. If you want to do more oranges at the same time, add more sugar and water to the last cooking step. I already know this is what I'm going to make for Christmas goodies!
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