Candied orange slices are a perfect way to fancy up a cake. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to make these tasty fruity candies at home. You only need three ingredients and patience. You will have a jar full of gorgeous looking, incredibly yum candied orange slices in the end.
You can substitute orange with other seasonal citrus fruit slices like blood orange, limes, lemons, grapefruits. If the fruit you are choosing is more tart, increase the amount of sugar to balance out the acidity.
This style of making candied orange is different and will not result in the extreme sugary end result.
I have used tangerines to make these. Make sure to pack them in an airtight container once they dry out completely.
How to Make Candied Orange Slices
- 2 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Water
- 10-12 medium Orange Slices
- In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water.Heat mixture until sugar dissolves completely and mixture starts to boil. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and let it cook for 5 more minutes.
- Remove from the heat and pour into a wide shallow container which has a lid. When the syrup has cooled completely layer your sliced oranges in the syrup, pushing them down until all are mostly covered. https://amzn.to/2X6JjaGCover container to seal and place in refrigerator overnight or for two days. Preheat oven to 100*C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place a wire rack on top of the parchment. Place oranges on the wire rack for even drying.https://amzn.to/2ErRBDuPlace oranges in the oven. If you have a convection feature on your oven, turn it on. Leave the oven door slightly ajar. Dry oranges for 2 to 2 and 1/2 hours, rotating the pan every 30 minutes, and flipping oranges every hour to maintain uniform drying.You will know that the oranges are done when they are pliable and dry to the touch.Let oranges cool completely. And store in an airtight container.