Sunday, May 9, 2010

May 4 – Candied Orange Peel Day

Yupp it’s just what it sounds like…Orange Peels that are candied…and here’s a recipe:

Ready in: > 2 hrs
Difficulty: 3 (1=easiest :: hardest=5)
Serves/Makes: 8

4 large navel oranges
9 cups hot water
3 1/2 cups sugar


Remove peel with white pulp from oranges. Cut into 1/8 inch strip. Place peel and 5 cups water in 2 1/2 quart dish, cover with plastic wrap and microwave 100 percent for 14 minutes. Drain and return to dish, add 4 cups water, recover and microwave for 14 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water. Stir in 1 1/2 cups sugar. Cover loosely.

Microwave 10 minutes, stir, recover and microwave 10 minutes. Lightly oil 3 feet wax paper. Separate peel on paper so not touching. Let dry 2 hours or more. Put 2 cups sugar in bowl and toss small batches of peel in sugar. Air dry 2 hours and store in airtight container.

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