Making dried oranges is so easy and so much fun to make. Not only are they beautiful, but it makes your house smell so good!
There are so many things you can do with dried oranges. You can place them in a bowl with some cranberries, and fresh herbs. Make orange ornaments, and tie a little cinnamon stick on it. They also make a beautiful garland. They also look gorgeous tied to a gift. The possibilities are endless.
Making Dried Oranges
- Cutting Board
- Paper Towel
- Cookie Sheet
- Cooling Rack or Parchment Paper
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit or the lowest temperature possible.
- Cut your oranges to about 1/4” thick, the thinner they are cut, the faster they will dry.
3. Pat dry your orange slices with a paper towel and place on cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet. If you do not have a cooling rack, you can use parchment paper.
4. Place in oven and set timer for 45 minutes. Flip the oranges and set timer for another 45 minutes and flip again. You will do this for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until oranges are dry. Just keep an eye on the oranges so they do not burn.
5. After taking them out of the oven, I let them sit on the counter to completely dry for 24 hours.
If you dried the oranges completely, they will last for many years. I store in a paper bag so they do not get any moisture on them.
Have fun making them. Oh and save the orange scrapes, they are perfect for making simmering potpourri.