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Candied Orange Peel

Fresh, sweet and zesty; It's so easy to make your own sweets by following this candied orange peel recipe
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 10


  • 8 oranges
  • 750 g granulated sugar


  • Cut each of the oranges into around 8 segments and use a small knife to remove the flesh from the peel. Cut the peel into long, thin strips. Discard the flesh or squeeze it to make orange juice!
  • Cover the orange peel with water in a pot. Bring to the boil on a high heat, turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the liquid through a seive and add the peel back into the same pot. Cover with fresh water, bring to the boil again and this time simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the peel once more but this time keep the water. Add 500g granulated sugar to the water and dissolve it over a medium heat, leaving the peel to one side for now.
  • Add the peel back in and bring back to the boil on a high heat. Turn down the heat and simmer the peel in the syrup for 50 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for around an hour to 90 minutes.
  • Drain away the syrup, leaving only the peel. Dry the peel with paper towels before spreading evenly onto a large baking tray. Place in an oven at 50°C for an hour.
  • Remove the peel from the oven and cover in sugar. Make sure to move the peel around in the sugar to ensure that all sides are covered.

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