Easy Dried orange slices make a fun garnish for a cocktail or dessert or even a festive holiday decoration for you or the birds outside your window.
If you can slice an orange and have some method of drying said sliced orange, such as an oven, air fryer or food dehydrator, you can make this "recipe."
I'm sharing the oven dried orange method because I wanted to dry several oranges.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Drying orange slices is simple.
- You can use them for so many things.
- Dehydrated oranges are an organic decoration for your Christmas tree if you like a natural look.
- Oven-dried orange slices make a great snack.
How to Make This Recipe
- Slice oranges.
- Dry them on a paper towel or a lint-free cotton dishcloth.
- Place orange slices on a parchment lined baking sheet or on a wire rack placed on a baking sheet.
- Dry orange slices in the oven at a low temperature, under 200° F for at least two hours turning the slices every 30 minutes to ensure even dehydration.
- Store dried oranges in a cool, dry place in an airtight container.
- Orange slices will last up to a year.
You can do so many things with dried oranges. Snip one side of a dried orange and stick it on the rim of a cocktail glass.
Make a citrus garland by tying the dried oranges together with string.
Snack on them, either plain or coated in sugar or dipped in chocolate.
Properly stored in an airtight container, dried oranges will last up to two years.
- 3 navel oranges or other assorted citrus fruits
- Slice oranges using a sharp paring knife on a cutting board. Slice the oranges to a thickness of ⅛ to a ¼ inch.
- Dry the slices on paper towels or lint-free dish cloths.
- Arrange the slices in one layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake in oven at 200°F for two hours, turning the slices over every 30 minutes.
- Remove and let cool.
- Once completely dried, you'll be able to snap the orange in half once fully dry.
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