Homemade Candied Orange Slices
Want to learn how to make homemade candied orange slices? Me, too! I’ve always loved those tangy, sweet slices of heaven. I often found myself as a child reaching for those instead of other candies at the store. I’m really excited to finally learn how to make them myself! (I have a feeling I’m going to be making candied orange slices a lot now).
For starters, most candied orange slice recipes call for the use of a superfine sugar. It isn’t always easy to locate this sugar (it’s isn’t powdered, it’s a little less fine than that). The next easiest step is to buy granulated sugar and press it yourself by using a spice grinder or a food processor. Just let it cool down before using it in the recipe. (I got that fun info from this website).
The Only 3 Ingredients You Need
- One orange, sliced thinly along the width (the belly!).
- Superfine sugar, one cup per orange.
- One cup of water, per orange.
Cut the orange slices a bit thinner than the image above shows for quicker cooking. If you have plenty of time to slow bake them instead of just simmering and letting them cool, you could cut them around that same size!
Once they’re done, if you want them to look more like the ones you’d buy in a store, cut them in half! You could remove the peel afterwards, too, but that adds extra vitamins and tanginess.
How to Make Candied Orange Slices
If you want the slices to be a little healthier, just add less sugar! So thankful to have found this simple recipe to help me get started, because I had no idea where to begin!
- Boil the water and sugar in a medium or large skillet. Stir the sugar to make it combine with the water.
- Add the orange slices to the water and cook them over medium heat.
- Cook and turn each slice until the liquid becomes a thin syrup and the oranges are light enough to almost see through. This should take around 20 minutes.
- After the slices have become translucent, reduce the skillet’s heat to medium-low and simmer.
- Turn and cook the slices for about 10 minutes. The syrup will then become thicker and the slices will become tender. Don’t let them get too soft, they might fall apart!
- Transfer the orange slices to a lined baking sheet or wire rack to cool.
- Keep the leftover syrup for another immediate batch, or drizzle it on top and give it more time to harden.
When you’ve had your fill and can’t bear to eat anymore, keep it cold (in the fridge) for up to 2 weeks as a handy, delicious snack.