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
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.