How to Dry Oranges for Christmas Decorations
Simple instruction to dry orange slices for Christmas decorations and suggestions for drying whole oranges.
A tea towel
A metal cooling rack
A baking tray
Slice oranges into 1-2cm thick slices
Pat dry with a clean tea towel
Place them on a metal cooling rack over a baking tray so that air can circulate around them easily and they don’t burn or stick.
Pop them into a low oven (120°C) for about three hours.
Turn them over every half hour or so. It is really important to keep checking them, the thinner they are the quicker they will dry - you don't want burnt oranges!
Your oranges are ready when they are dry to the touch - they will still be a little bit sticky. The longer you dry them for the longer they will last