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How to Dry Oranges for Christmas

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


  • Unbruised 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