Candied Orange Peel Recipe

This candied orange peel recipe can also be use for grapefruit, lemon or other citrus. If you bake a lot, I recommend making a double batch so you have leftover for garnishing desserts.


3 large oranges
3 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt


Wash the oranges very well in a white vinegar bath.

Peel the outside peel off the the oranges.

Tip: The inside orange flesh can be eaten or saved for a fruit salad.

Slice the peel into thin strips. You can also cut the strips into tiny pieces, like in the image.

In a medium saucepan, add the orange peel water and salt and bring to a boil.

Boil for 15-20 minutes, and then drain water.

Add fresh water and boil again for 15-20 minutes.

Drain water and again add fresh water to boil again for 15-20 minutes.

Drain water and cover with 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup fresh water.

Simmer this mixture and stir until the liquid as simmered away.

Be careful need the end not to burn the oranges.

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread orange peel on top.

Sprinkle remaining sugar and use a spoon to mix around to coat.

Let dry at room temperature for about an hour.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.