Close-up of Sugared Orange Peels, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, Season 18.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Sugared Orange Peels

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min (includes cooling and setting times)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 cups



  1. Remove the orange peels carefully, avoiding the pith, then cut the peels into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
  2. Add the peels and 1 cup cold water to a pan, bring to a boil and cook for 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a pan. Heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup is boiling. Add the peels, reduce to a simmer and cook, swirling the pan from time to time, for 20 minutes. Drain and set the peels aside to cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining 1 cup sugar to a baking sheet. Add the peels and roll in the sugar to coat. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to set, about 30 minutes.