Candied Orange Zest

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From: EatingWell Magazine November/December 1996

Easy to make, candied orange zest is a beautiful, edible garnish for many desserts.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 1 orange, scrubbed
  • 1/2 cup sugar

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  1. Remove orange zest in long strips with a vegetable peeler. Cut the strips lengthwise into julienne strips. Place the zest in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to a simmer; cook for 5 minutes. Drain and return the zest to the pan. Add sugar and 1/2 cup water; bring to a simmer. Cook over low heat until the zest is translucent and tender, about 10 minutes. With a fork, remove the candied orange zest to a piece of wax paper to cool.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 79 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 19 g sugars; 25 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 13 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate

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