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We have an enormous orange tree in our back yard, and the crop of oranges is going to be enough to feed a small nation. Last year I gave a lot of oranges away, and used a lot to make fresh orange juice (which was absolutely delicious). Then at Christmas, I was making a recipe that required Candied Orange Peel, and I thought of all the orange skins that I’d thrown in the bin. I’d like to try and make Candied Orange Peel myself, and I wondered if anyone had an easy recipe to do this? It’s a kind of old-fashioned thing to do, so maybe someone’s mother or Nanna has a recipe for it. I’ll cross my fingers that someone may be able to help me.

Posted by no1ladydj, 29th April 2014

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  • I hope you get some good recipes soon

  • I’ve never heard of orange cleaner but ill have to make some

  • there are some good ones if you google

  • I have never tasted it myself

  • There are some great ideas here off other mums, great question

  • Thanks for the recipes. Great way to use up the citrus peels that I would normally throw out. Especially love the orange cleaner.

  • Oh I like the idea of making an “orange cleaner” from the peels! I’m so going to try that. Thank you.

  • there were quite a few when I did a google search

  • i love candied orange. i will ask my friend who makes it.

  • You can also make your own orange cleaner with the rinds also… all you need do is fill a jar with the peel and cover with white vinegar I would add an essential oil as well just for that nice fragrance. you have to leave it ferment for a few months. here is a link http://www.brighteyedbaker.com/confessions101/diy-candied-orange-peel/

  • Thank you SO much for that, JaneCody. I’m going to print it out & try it. I’ve got so many recipes from my Nanna, but that’s one recipe that she didn’t write down. Which is peculiar, because she often made her own Candied Peel. And your recipe is one even a klutz in the kitchen like me could manage.

  • I found this recipe on Taste.com.au

    Candied orange peel
    Step 1
    Using a small sharp knife or vegetable peeler, cut the peel off the oranges in long strips. Cut off any white pith on the peel then cut the peel into thin strips.
    Step 2
    Combine 3/4 cup of the sugar and 3/4 cup of water in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
    Step 3
    Add the orange peel and cook until the peel is tender and the syrup thickens, about 20 mins.
    Step 4
    Transfer the peel and syrup to a small bowl and refrigerate until cold. The orange peel can be served with some of the syrup or without the syrup (as for the Christmas Pudding), or it can be drained and sugared.
    Step 5
    To sugar the candied orange peel, drain the syrup from the orange peel. On a rimmed baking tray, toss the cooked orange peel with the remaining 1 cup sugar to coat.
    Step 6
    Line a small baking sheet with foil. Remove the peel from the sugar and place them on the foil, separating the strips. Let stand at room temperature for about 1 day, or until the coating is dry.

  • Not a lot people do this anymore. I would ask a little old neighbour that lives close by, I am sure they would know how.

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