Candied Orange Peel

A super easy recipe for making candied orange peel at home. This can be used in so many recipes like Christmas cakes,ice-creams and even Persian dishes like Shirin Polow.

All you need is some patience

You can use the orange peels many ways, will share some more recipes as well

Candied Orange Peel

Candied Orange Peel


  • 2 large oranges 1/4 inch of top and bottom cut off
  • 3 cups sugar divided
  • 2 cups water


  1. Cut off 1/4 inch of top and bottom

  2. Cut peel on each orange into 4 parts. Remove each segment (including white pith) in 1 piece. Cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips. Cook in large pot of boiling water 15 minutes; drain, rinse, and drain again.
  3. Bring 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water to boil in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add peel. Return to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until peel is very soft, about 45 minutes. Drain.
  4. Toss peel and 1 cup sugar on rimmed baking sheet, separating strips. Lift peel from sugar; transfer to sheet of foil. Let stand until coating is dry, 1 to 2 days. DO AHEAD: Wrap and freeze up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes

Based on the recipe from Epicurious