How To Make Candied Orange Peels
Sometimes the simplest of foods are also the best. Candied orange peels are one of our favorite indulgences to dig in to. Whether we’re eating them straight up, dipped in dark chocolate or as a garnish on our favorite ice cream, we’ll take these things just about any way we can get them. The best part? They’re really simple to make!
Let our online pastry school chef show you how to make candied orange peels in this video tutorial. Whether they’re a sweet-tooth satisfier or a party appetizer, they’re so easy it’s impossible to not love them!
Candied Orange Peels
3 cups sugar
¾ cup water
1. Peel the orange and cut the peels in ¼ inch strips. Blanch them, beginning with cool water and the orange peels in the pot and then bring them to a boil. Once at a boil, remove and cool in an ice bath, repeat 2 more times.
2. Bring the 3/4 cup water and sugar to a simmer for 7-8 minutes and add the orange peels and simmer on low for about 40-50 minutes until they change color and become translucent. Strain and dredge the peels in granulated sugar and place on a rack to dry overnight.
3. Place some more of the peels on a rack to let dry overnight and dip in dark chocolate. Save the syrup for use in cakes, sauces and drinks.