Today’s Recipe: Honeyed Orange Peels

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HONEYED ORANGE PEELS

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES
MAKES: ABOUT 1 1/2 CUPS

12 Satsuma oranges
2 cups water
1 cup honey (we used Once Again Organic Killer Bee Honey)
1/2 cup sugar

1. Cut each orange into quarters an remove peel (including pith). Reserve orange flesh for another use. Cut peels into 1/4″-wide strips.
2. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add orange peels and cook for 15 minutes. Drain water from peels, rinse, and drain again.
3. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 2 cups water and honey to a boil, stirring occasionally to combine.
4. Add orange peels and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue to simmer for 45 minutes, or until peels are very soft; drain and cool slightly.
5. Line a large baking sheet with foil; set aside.
6. Add sugar and orange peels to a medium bowl and toss to coat. Transfer orange peels to prepared baking sheet and spread out into a single layer. Let stand until coating is dry (about 1-2 days). To hasten drying, try transferring peels to a food dehydrator on a low setting. Store in an uncovered container on counter for up to 3 days, or wrap in wax paper, place in an airtight container, and freeze up to 2 months.

Gather ingredients.

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Cut 12 Satsuma oranges into quarters.

candy-orange-peels_1021Remove peel (including pith).

candy-orange-peels_1027Reserve orange flesh for another use. Cut peels into 1/4″-wide strips.

candy-orange-peels_1033Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add orange peels and cook for 15 minutes.

candy-orange-peels_1049Drain water from peels, rinse, and drain again. Add 2 cups water to a large saucepan.

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Add 1 cup honey.

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Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to combine the two ingredients. Add orange peels and reduce heat to medium-low.

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Continue to simmer for 45 minutes, or until peels are very soft; drain and cool slightly. Line a large baking sheet with foil; set aside. Add orange peels to a medium bowl.

candy-orange-peels_1119Add 1/2 cup sugar.

candy-orange-peels_1124Toss to coat.

candy-orange-peels_1128Transfer orange peels to prepared baking sheet and spread out into a single layer.

candy-orange-peels_1138candy-orange-peels_1141 Let stand until coating is dry (about 1-2 days). To hasten drying, try transferring peels to a food dehydrator on a low setting. Store in an uncovered container on counter for up to 3 days, or wrap in wax paper, place in an airtight container, and freeze up to 2 months.

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Leave a comment 11 Comments

  1. Lisa Bell says:

    This sounds so good!
    If we cannot get that type of orange are there any others to switch it for?

  2. Paula Ann Leyva says:

    I can’t wait to try this! It sounds so refreshing!

  3. Karen Fischley says:

    I recently read about a bitter orange peel, oil, being handy for fungal infections and infused for depression and such. Thinking that eating these peels along with honey ( antibiotic qualities ) could minister to the body from the inside out! Either way, they sound refreshing and a nice healthy little nibble while I am waiting…anywhere. Thanks for being so creative Mary Jane!

  4. Nielsen,Winifred T. says:

    I wish I had some of those candied orange peels right this minute. I love all citrus fruit rind candied, including grapefruit.

  5. Krista says:

    These sound really yummy. We have been going through an orange phase here lately and these would make a great snack. I will have to try lemons and grapefruit as well.

  6. Judith Lickteig says:

    ooooooo…definitely have to try this!!! Thank you, for the recipe!

  7. margaret ell'n mcdaniel says:

    oh wow these look amazing I can’t wait to make some for my husband. thanks for the share of this recipe …

  8. Gwendolyn Booth says:

    My family is moving to Oregon and I am hoping to have a spot for a lemon tree. I would love to try this recipe with my older grandkids. I am trying to stay away from refined sugar, so my go to choice is honey for my tea and granola.

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