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Dried Oranges

I first dried fruit slices last year, oranges, lemons and apples to be precise, though I have to be honest, my dried apples weren’t very successful so this year I will keep it to just oranges and lemons. This is super easy to do.


Preheat your oven to 140C/120C Fan. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment. Slice your oranges and place between two clean towels, pressing down on them to remove some of the excess juice. Place them on the¬†baking sheets, then,¬†transfer to the oven and set the timer for an hour, after which you turn them over. If you’re using a conventional oven you may wish to switch the trays around, they’ll be fine in a fan oven as the heat distributes evenly throughout the oven.


Set the timer again for another hour, they should be done after this time, if they’re not leave them in a while longer. Let them cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

These are beautiful, I use them for a variety of different things.

I studded some with cloves, added them to a bowl with pine cones and it sits on the console table smelling beautiful.


Others have a piece of twine looped on and are added to the gift wrap on the Chocolate Biscuit Puddings I make.


We made some very simple, very pretty Christmas cards with them.


I love having a fresh wreath on the front door, though I find them a tad bare so I add some of the orange and lemon slices to this too.


Tell me what you do with your dried citrus fruits, I’d love some more ideas!

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