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Sugary Orange Peel

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"These sugar-coated citrus strips attract lots of compliments whenever I set them out at parties."
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Ingredients

2 h 55 m servings
Original recipe yields 20 servings

Directions

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  1. With a knife, score the peel from each orange into quarters. With fingers, remove peel and white pith attached. Place peel in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Drain and repeat twice. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, combine 1 cup of sugar, water and salt. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Drain peel and add to syrup. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes or until syrup is almost all absorbed, stirring occasionally. (Watch carefully to prevent scorching.) Drain any remaining syrup. Cool orange peel in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet for 1 hour. Cut into 1/8-in. to 1/4-in. strips. Sprinkle remaining sugar on an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle strips over sugar; toss to coat. Let stand for 8 hours or overnight, tossing occasionally. If desired, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip one end of each orange strip into chocolate; let stand on waxed paper until chocolate hardens. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

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This was time consuming, but well worth the effort. during each of the cooking phases I was able to work on other confections so it really didn't seem to take a lot of work. I included this as p...

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Was a pretty dismal failure. I made the mistake though of putting all the sugar in when making the syrup so needed to double the other ingredients, thereby doubling the syrup. I think that was...

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This was time consuming, but well worth the effort. during each of the cooking phases I was able to work on other confections so it really didn't seem to take a lot of work. I included this as p...

I read through all the recipes I could find for candied orange peel and settled on this one. I wanted a recipe that left the pith because the candied peel I remembered was thick. This recipe wo...

Great! I ended up using more syrup mixture as another reviewer suggested - and I think it was a good idea, these would be hard to cook and stir in the original amount provided. One of my orange ...

These turned out perfect! It really did take awhile, but it is really easy to multitask. I may however use a little more simple syrup mixture because I found it a little hard to submerge all the...

These were great. They weren't difficult to make, however were very time consuming. Will definitely be making again

Overall it's a good recipe. I used a variety of orange that had very little pith, but still made an effort to remove a LOT of it to eliminate any potential bitterness. Also, I suggest doubling...

If you use a potato peeler the skin will come off easily without the white part. They might not be strips but they are just as good.

Like other reviewers pointed out, these are time consuming, but very easy to leave alone while you do other things. I put my pan on the table in the sun while they were drying, and it did speed ...

Was a pretty dismal failure. I made the mistake though of putting all the sugar in when making the syrup so needed to double the other ingredients, thereby doubling the syrup. I think that was...