Candied Orange Peel

This sugary sweet orange peel pairs with vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli’s award-winning Crème-filled Chocolate Orange Cupcakes.

What you need:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 ¾ cups water, divided
  • ¾ cup sugar, divided

What you do:

1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel thin slices of orange peel from the orange.
2. In a small saucepot, place the orange peels and add ½ cup water. Bring to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes. Drain the water, place the peels back in the pot, and refill with ½ cup water.
3. Bring the water to a boil again, let cook for 5 minutes, and drain. Repeat this process one more time to release the bitterness from the orange peels.
4. Bring ¼ sugar, ¼ cup of water, and the orange peels to a boil and let cook on medium/high heat until liquid bubbles away.
5. Remove from heat, spread peels out to cool on parchment paper. Once the candied peels have semi-dried (about 10 minutes), roll them in the remaining sugar until thoroughly coated. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

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