Easy to make, candied orange zest is a beautiful, edible garnish for many desserts. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1996

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  • 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 Facts

79 calories; 13 mg potassium; 20.4 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g fiber; 19 g sugar; 0.1 g protein; 25 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 2 mcg folate; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg magnesium;