Dried Orange Slices in a Dehydrator and Oven | Lemon Chips

Dried Orange Slices in a Dehydrator and Oven

Dried Orange Slices in a Dehydrator and Oven

How to make dried orange slices?

Let’s make dried orange slices and lemon chips, and you won’t believe how delicious and healthy they are. Any citrus fruit can be dehydrated and used for food and decoration.

Dried orange slices
Can use dried orange slices for themed decor

We need oranges, lemons, and 200 grams of sugar for making chips. Wash oranges and lemons thoroughly. Cut the oranges into relatively thin slices, 3-4 mm thick. If you are confident in the juiciness and sweetness of your oranges, or if you like to feel sourness, then you no add sugar when drying. In cases of using dried orange slices as a decoration, skip the sugar addition step, blot the orange wedges with a paper towel before dehydration.

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Pour orange and lemon slices with a small amount of sugar

If you wish, you can mix sugar or powdered sugar with your favorite spices, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg to make it delicious. Dried orange slices can be cooked in a variety of ways, both in a food dehydrator and in the oven.

Candied orange slices, dehydrator

  • First option

Put the oranges in a container in layers in a bowl and sprinkle each layer with sugar or powdered sugar. I chopped all the oranges and lemons, which turned out to be quite a large amount.

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It will be tastier if you soak the orange and lemon wedges with sugar

We leave for half an hour to have oranges and lemon chips soaked in sugar, and after that, we will put everything in a dehydrator.

  • Second option

Sprinkle dried orange slices and lemon slices with powdered sugar before cooking and immediately send to the dehydrator.

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Sprinkle with icing sugar

Line a baking sheet with parchment or use a silicone dehydrator mat, lay the orange in one layer, and the lemon. The meshes are not too large; the food does not fall through, allowing me not to use parchment.

In this dryer, six sheets, a Cosori dryer review. We set the temperature to 145 °F (ca. 63 °C), set the timer for 5 hours, but we will check it may have to add more time. I counted five more hours, resulting in a total dehydration time of 10 hours. I gave two hours to cool down in the dehydrator itself.

Dried orange slices
After cooling completely, the orange and lemon slices become crispy

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Candied orange oven

The preparation of dried orange slices and lemon steps is the same as drying in a dehydrator. Put prepared citruses in one layer on a wire rack or baking sheet lined with parchment and send to the oven.
Bake at 176 °F (80 °C) in convection mode for 3-4 hours, depending on the size. Turn fruit every 30 minutes. Once cooled completely, the chips will become even crisper.

Candied orange slices oven
Flip the orange and lemon every 30 minutes

Considering the peculiarities of your oven, you may have to decrease or increase the temperature regime. Here, for comparison, with the left, cooking at 176 °F ​(80 °C), with the right at 212 °F (100 °C).

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How to store?

Store ready-made dried orange slices and lemon in a container with a tight lid in a dry, dark place at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Dried Orange slices
Store all dehydrated fruits in airtight containers

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Dried orange decoration

Orange slices on the eve of the New Year’s holidays have now become my traditional occupation!

Dried orange slices
Dried citrus slices look beautiful in decor and smell good

Citrus fruits are an essential New Year’s attribute, and their unsurpassed aroma makes the atmosphere more festive. But, unfortunately, it disappears quickly enough. You can prolong the scent by drying citrus slices and making them an element of New Year’s interior decor.

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Beautiful and delicious orange slices

Thus, the smell will be in the air constantly. Dried citrus slices turn delicious and aromatic, so it is difficult to resist not feasting on them.

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I use dark orange slices for decoration and light ones for food

Dried orange slices and lemon chips are excellent in any hot drink and can be used for alcoholic cocktails as well. It can also serve as an original aromatic decoration for confectionery and Christmas decor.

Decorating a box of dried orange wedges with cinnamon and spruce sprig can be an unusual idea for a Christmas present. Make any baked goods and add dried citrus fruits with a cinnamon stick. Pack your sweets in a pretty box.

Dried orange decoration
Christmas Decorating Ideas with Dried Orange

Dried orange slices and lemon go well with chocolate, and making such a sweetness will not be difficult. Take good quality Belgian chocolate, pour into molds, and add dried fruit and dried orange and lemon wedges. Sometimes you don’t need many words to express your love, and just a slab of Belgian chocolate made with your hands is enough.

Best chocolate for baking
Garnish the chocolate with orange wedges

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Dried orange slices

Dried Orange Slices and Lemon Chips

Mary
Citrus fruits are an essential New Year's attribute, and their unsurpassed aroma makes the atmosphere more festive. Easy to prepare in both a food dehydrator and oven.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 30 mins
Course Dehydration
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 301 kcal

Equipment

Cosori food dehydrator
Oven
Sharp knife
Cutting board
Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg Oranges
  • 1 kg Lemon
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 50 g Powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Dehydrator

  • Cut the oranges and lemon into relatively thin slices, 3-4 mm thick.
    Orange slices
  • Place in a bowl, sprinkle each layer with sugar. (Sprinkle orange slices and lemon slices with powdered sugar before cooking and immediately send to the dehydrator.)
    Candied orange slices
  • Leave to soak for 30 minutes.
    Slices lemon
  • Place on dehydrator trays in one layer.
    Dried orange slices
  • Set the temperature to 145 °F (ca. 63 °C), set the time to 5 hours, then check and add up to 5 hours more (depending on your dryer). Leave to cool completely.
    Candied orange slices dehydrator

Oven

  • Bake at 176 °F (80 °C) in convection mode for 3-4 hours, depending on the size. Turn fruit every 30 minutes. Once cooled completely, the chips will become even crisper.
    Candied orange slices oven

Notes

  • If you wish, you can mix sugar or powdered sugar with your favorite spices, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg to make it delicious.
  • Considering the peculiarities of your oven, you may have to decrease or increase the temperature regime. Here, for comparison, with the left, cooking at 176 °F ​(80 °C), with the right at 212 °F (100 °C).
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  • Dried orange slices and lemon chips are excellent in any hot drink and can be used for alcoholic cocktails as well. It can also serve as an original aromatic decoration for confectionery and Christmas decor.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and health!

Nutrition

Serving: 100gCalories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 2gFat: 1g
Keyword Candied orange slices, dehydrator, Dried orange slices, Lemon chips, Orange slices
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