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Candied Orange Peel

A lovely snack, these candied orange peel are easy to prepare and healthy too!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candied Orange Peels
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
Author: Priya Maha


  • 1 orange (cut the skin)
  • 500 ml water

Sugar Syrup

  • 100 ml water
  • 100 g sugar

Sugar Coating

  • 50 g granulated sugar


  • Slice off the skin of the orange.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice off as much of the white pith that is attached to the orange peel slices as possible.
  • Cut the peels to about 1mm to 2mm wide and about 2cm to 3cm long.
  • Fill a medium-sized saucepan with 500ml water.
  • Turn on the heat and let the water boil. Add the cut orange peels and cook them in medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Strain the orange peels and discard the water.
  • Return the saucepan to the stove to make the simple syrup.
  • Add water and sugar and turn on the heat to a medium flame.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, reduce the flame to a low heat. Add the strained peels and cook for about 10 minutes, until the orange peels turn translucent.
  • Strain the syrup.
  • Let the candied peels dry slightly in the strainer for about 10 minutes. Transfer them to a bowl of granulated sugar. Use a fork to mix the peels in the sugar until they are well coated.
  • Place the sugar-coated candied orange peels on a parchment-lined tray and let them dry for about 30 minutes.
  • Store the candied orange peels in an airtight container.


Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 165g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 162g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 67mg