Ever made candy at home before? If not candied oranges are a great way to start. They’re simple and, well, you were going to just throw those orange peels away anyway, right? This recipe works with any citrus fruit peel. Begin by cutting the ends of your oranges:
Make these once and you’ll probably never throw orange (or any citrus) rinds away ever again.
3 navel oranges
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup light corn syrup, glucose syrup or honey
Wash and dry the oranges, then cut off the very ends and score them in quarters from top to bottom. Peel the rinds off the fruit, trimming away any excess pith, then cut the rinds into 1/2″ slices.