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Candied Orange Zest

  • 25 m
  • 25 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Easy to make, candied orange zest is a beautiful, edible garnish for many desserts.”


    • 1 orange, scrubbed
    • ½ cup sugar


  • 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 ½ 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.
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