Yield: 12 servings

Candied Orange Peel

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Rest Time 12 hours
Total Time 14 hours 10 minutes

With just three simple ingredients you can make candy that's bursting with sweet orange flavor. Try your hand at making your own Candied Orange Peel Slices and impress all your family and friends.


  • 4 large navel oranges
  • 3 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups water


  1. To prepare oranges, remove peel from orange the best way you know how. I have a little orange peel tool, but you can slice your orange in quarters and then peel off the skin.
  2. In large pot, put orange peels with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and boil uncovered for 30 minutes. Drain and repeat twice.
  3. In separate saucepan, bring 1 cup sugar, 1 ½ cup water and salt to a boil. Continue boiling for about 2 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Add prepared, drained peel (from above) to the syrup. Bring to a boil again, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for about one hour. Drain any remaining liquid.
  4. Allow orange peel to cool in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet for at least an hour. Cut into strips. Sprinkle with 2 cups of sugar, tossing to coat. Let stand on foil lined baking sheet overnight, until dried (about 12 hours).


  • I prefer to store this on the counter, unsealed. When you store in airtight container, it can get sticky and you have to add more sugar to dry it up.
  • If you need to store it in a jar or container to transport it (or gift it to someone), it'll be okay! Just uncover it again as soon as you can and be prepared to add more sugar if needed to dry it out again.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 55gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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