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Orange Peel Candy

Saranya Manickam
10 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Orange Peel Candy RECIPE

For the "Fruity Fun" contest, I thought of posting the best fun dish one can make with fruits ,then came the idea of orange peel candy. I got this idea from youtube but this is the first time I tried. The candy was delicious

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Kids Recipes
  • Boiling
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Peel of 1 orange
  2. sugar – 1/2 cup.
  3. water – 1/2 cup.
  4. water – 2 cups ( for boiling orange peel).


  1. Peel the orange skin and clean the fibres from it. Slice it to thin stripes.
  2. Heat 2 cups of water in a wide vessel and add the sliced orange peel and boil for 5 mins.
  3. Remove from flame , drain the water and boil again in fresh water.
  4. Repeat the process 3 times ( this is done to remove the bitterness from orange peel).
  5. Orange peel will turn transparent and glossy.
  6. Drain the water and let it rest for 5 mins until the sugar syrup is ready.
  7. In a wide vessel add sugar and water , boil till the sugar dissolves .Now add the boiled orange peel and boil till the water evaporates and orange peel absorbs the syrup completely.
  8. Remove from vessel and place on a wire rack for 30 mins or more until the candy dries up.
  9. Now sprinkle sugar or castor sugar and refrigerate for 30 mins. Remove from fridge and enjoy.

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Chandni Biswas
Chandni Biswas   Feb-27-2017

Thanks for such a wonderful recipe

aliza singh
aliza singh   Dec-22-2016

looks amazing and interesting!

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