Candied Orange Peel

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Title: Candied Orange Peel
Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Candy

Ingredients:

8 Oranges
Water
1 c Boiling water
4 c Sugar


From: Wendy Lockman

Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 07:45:08 -0500
Makes about 3-4 lbs of candy.

TIP: Collect the orange halves over a period of time and refrigerate them
in a plastic bag until you have enough to prepare candied peel. You may
candy *whole* orange halves, if you wish. Just boil them without cutting
them into strips. When cooled, they make lovely containers for candies and
nuts, or holiday desserts.

Wash the oranges. Cut into halves and squeeze out the juice. Use the juice
for some other purpose, of course. Place the oranges into a large saucepan
and cover with cold water.

Place over high heat and heat to a boil. Add cold water to cover again.
Heat to a boil and drain. Repeat this process five times in all. Drain well
and scoop out the pulp. Cut the oranges into 1/4 inch wide strips.

Combine 1 cup of boiling water with 2 cups of the sugar. Heat until the
sugar is dissolved. Stir in the orange strips. Place over medium heat and
boil for about 30 minutes, until all the liquid is evaporated. Watch
carefully so the peels don't scorch. Cool. Roll the strips in the remaining
2 cups of sugar. Place on waxed paper to dry. Package and store in airtight
containers.

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