Candied Orange Peel

Candied Orange Peel

“Try other citrus peel as well for a colorful addition to your cookie or candy plate, or garnish for other desserts.” – April Ferre

“One of those old-fashioned recipes that isn’t done much anymore, but is very good.” – Calla Ferre

Candied Orange Peel

Course: Candy & Confections


  • 6 Medium Oranges
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water


  • Cut peel of each orange in sixths; loosen from pulp with spoon. Remove most of the white membrane from peel. Add salt and peel to 4 cups water. Weigh with a plate to keep peel under water. Let stand overnight.
  • Drain and wash thoroughly. Cover with cold water and heat until boiling. Drain. Repeat 3 times. This helps remove the bitter taste.
  • With shears, cut peels into strips. In saucepan, combine peel (about 2 cups), sugar and 1/2 cup water. Heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Cook slowly until peel is translucent. Drain. Roll in granulated sugar. Dry on rack. Makes 2 to 2 1/2 cups.

Recipe – Calla Ferre – From Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, 1976

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