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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1996


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

78.9 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 20.4g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 0.6g 3% DV; sugars 18.9g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 25IU 1% DV; vitamin c 8.1mg 14% DV; folate 1.8mcg; calcium 9.8mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 1.3mg 1% DV; potassium 13mg; sodium 0.4mg; thiaminmg 1% DV.