Today is National Candied Orange Peel Day!

Today is National Candied Orange Peel Day. Yea, it exists. But why is this a holiday? Probably because we want an excuse to eat delicious (yet full of vitamins) treats. In celebration of this National holiday we decided to share with you a recipe to make your own! Epicurious has a great recipe for a simple candied orange peel and you don't need much to make it.


  • 2 large oranges, 1/4 inch of top and bottom cut off
  • 4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 cups water
Candied Orange Peel

If you know how to temper chocolate these little treats are even better chocolate coated. Package nicely and you have an inexpensive holiday gift.

Candied Orange (Citrus) Peel

6 oranges, peel of
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup water

1 cup sugar for rolling

You can harvest the peel in many ways. Here are three I recommend: 1) Cut the oranges in half and juice them. Cut each half in half again and take a spoon to scrape the pulp out, leaving a clean pith. 2) Score the orange peel like lines of longitude. Peel the orange and clean the inside of the peel with a spoon. 3) Buy a citrus peeler. This is my favorite method because it's quick and clean.