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Candied Orange Zest

November/December 1996

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


Candied Orange Zest

Makes: About 1/3 cup

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Ingredients

  • 1 orange, scrubbed
  • 1/2 cup sugar

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Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Per tablespoon: 78 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 13 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate


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