How to dry orange slices in the oven...

I wanted to make dry orange slices for ages. It's not that difficult (actually it turned out to be dead easy) and you really do not need a dehydrator - which I don't really have a need to invest in, apart from not having a counterspace for it at all...! 

Just recently I got a big bag of oranges and decided to do just that with them - dry. I'm very familiar with dry apple slices (even smoked ones, which I'm afraid I'm not a fan of, but which are highly popular in Poland, especially around Christmas time) also so popular recently - dry banana chips. 

Dry orange might not be that popular, but I found it's a handy thing to have in my pantry (it doesn't take that much space either stored in an airtight jar). All you really need to make dry orange slices are oranges and a working oven and... you're ready to rock ;)

How to make it...

- oranges


- Preheat your oven to 125 C. 
- Wash and dry your oranges and slice them into no more than 1 cm thick slices. 
- Arrange on baking rack - NOT a tray as they will stick, really stick! 
- Place in the oven and dry like that for about 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours, turning them about every 40 minutes. Mine took little less than 3 hours to dry completely - you're aiming for translucent flesh and hard, very dry skin around. 
- Keep your orange slices in an airtight container. They keep very well!

✅ What do do/how to use your dry orange slices:
- the most popular and obvious is for decoration (Christmas tree etc.)
- add whole slice into your hot tea, instead of lemon
- brilliant addition to your gin & tonic, or another drink of your choice
- add a slice to hot chocolate, orange & chocolate is perfect combination!
- add to stews, sauces and soups

Let me know if you have any more ideas how to use dry orange slices. I would love to know and I'll add it to the above list :)


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  1. how about using them to decorate your christmas cake with oranges and cinnamon sticks if you don't like icing

    1. That's brilliant idea! Thank you :)
      Pozdrawiam, Anula.

  2. They're good dipped halfway in chocolate or in granola.

    1. The chocolate one I tried - delicious! I still have to put it into my granola - thank you :)
      Pozdrawiam, Anula.


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