How to dry orange slices 6

I have always loved the look of dried orange slices and there were plenty of them used in decorations at York Christmas Market when we visited, so I wanted to try making some myself   They are very easy to make and really effective too.



  • Oranges
  • Knife
  • Oven
  • Wire tray (I used one of my cooling trays)


  • The hardest part of this is having the patience to wait for them to be dry!
  • Slice your oranges in to 1 cm strips.  Make sure that you cut the oranges cross ways so you get the pretty segmented look.  Discard the ends.
  • Blot any excess juice on to a paper towel or tea towel.
  • Place the slices on to a wire rack.
  • Place in your oven at 90 degrees centigrade for 3 hours, turning once.
  • Allow to dry overnight.

I made a second batch and dipped them in lemon juice which is supposed to preserve the colour, but there was no difference at all!  The house smelt delicious when I was drying them and you could also use a dehydrator if you have one, but it is days like today that have been dreaming about owning an Aga.



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