Candied Orange Zest

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Candied Orange Zest 

Oranges can be used in many different types of sweet and savoury dishes and also in beverages. Candied orange zest calls for the zest but other recipes may call for the flesh, or juice of the orange or they may call for all three. Most recipes that call for oranges can be prepared using navel oranges, Valencia oranges, blood oranges, or mandarin oranges.

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  • 2 navel oranges

  • water

  • sugar

Candied Orange Zest Step 1

Step 1Wash oranges thoroughly before beginning preparation. Trim zest from oranges using a vegetable peeler or a small knife. Cut wide strips, being careful to not cut into the pith layer below.

Candied Orange Zest Step 2

Step 2If zest strips have any pith on them, carefully cut the pith off with a small sharp knife. Cut strips lengthwise to create thin julienne strips.

Candied Orange Zest Step 3

Step 3Place the orange julienne strips in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Cook over medium heat until the water comes to a simmer. Continue to simmer for 6 minutes.

Candied Orange Zest Step 4

Step 4Remove from heat, drain strips and then return them to the saucepan.

Candied Orange Zest Step 5

Step 5Add 80 ml water and 80 g sugar. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

Candied Orange Zest Step 6

Step 6Continue to cook over low heat until the orange strips turn translucent. The water and sugar should be starting to thicken. Cooking time will be approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Candied Orange Zest Step 7

Step 7When done cooking, remove strips from the pan and spread out on a sheet of wax paper.

Candied Orange Zest Step 8

Step 8Separate the orange strips on the wax paper and allow them to cool slightly.

Candied Orange Zest

Step 9Once they have cooled slightly, roll in sugar until they are well coated. Allow the candied strips to cool completely before storing in an airtight container or bag. Store at room temperature for 2 or 3 days.

Category: Sweets

Cuisine: Global

Sub-Category: Fruit

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