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How to Dry Oranges for Christmas
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How to Dry Oranges for Christmas Decorations

Simple instruction to dry orange slices for Christmas decorations and suggestions for drying whole oranges.
Author Chris Mosler - Thinly Spread

Equipment

  • Unbruised Oranges
  • A tea towel
  • A metal cooling rack
  • A baking tray

Instructions

  • 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