What can be cooked from orange peel

Orange peel is the main ingredient of many sweet desserts and drinks. We offer you 4 recipes that can be easily implemented.
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Sweet desserts can be prepared from fresh or dried orange peel.
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  • Servings:
  • Preparation time:15 minutes
  • Cooking time:1 minute

Orange Pepper Jam Recipe

A fragrant treat can be served at the table with tea or made from it a sweet filling for pies and buns.


  1. Pour the orange peel with water and bring the liquid to a boil. Boil the rind for 15 minutes over medium heat, then drain the broth. Repeat the procedure 3 times.
  2. Pass the crusts through a meat grinder, mix them with sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Mash on a low heat and cook for 30 minutes.

Cool the jam at room temperature and put it in a glass jar. Keep dessert in the fridge.

Candied orange peel in syrup

Sweet dessert can be used to make cakes, muffins or cookies.


  • sugar - 400 g:
  • water - 200 ml;
  • peel 5 oranges;
  • salt - 45 g;
  • citric acid - 3 g


  1. Dried peels pour 3 liters of water and add 15 g of salt. Boil the liquid and boil for 10 minutes. Throw the peel into a colander and rinse them with running water. Repeat steps 2 more times.
  2. Put sugar in a saucepan and pour hot water over it. Boil the syrup, put orange peels in it and boil them for 40 minutes. At the very end, add citric acid.
  3. Put candied fruits in a jar, fill them with hot syrup and close the dishes with a plastic lid.

Cool the dessert and store it in the fridge.

Orange Cream

If you still doubt whether you can eat orange peel, then prepare a fragrant decoration for cakes according to our recipe.


  • butter - 200 g;
  • oranges - 2 pcs .;
  • sugar - 200 g


  1. Put the oranges in a pot of boiling water and cook them for 5 minutes. Change the water and repeat the procedure 2 more times.
  2. Cool the fruit, cut them into small pieces, without removing the skin. Remove bones.
  3. Crush fruit in a food processor.
  4. Whip butter and sugar.
  5. Combine the prepared products and mix them with a mixer at low speed.

Cool the cream in the fridge.

Orange Peel Drink

The aromatic treat will pleasantly refresh in the summer heat and will lift your spirits on a winter evening.


  • peel 3 oranges;
  • water - 5 l .;
  • sugar - 500 g;
  • citric acid - 30 g


  1. Pass the peel through a meat grinder, mix it with citric acid and pour 800 ml of boiled water.
  2. Send the pan to the fridge for 3 days.
  3. From the remaining water and sugar, boil the syrup, fill them with orange mash.
  4. Cool and strain the drink.

Serve treats instead of tea.

Orange peel can be collected and dried in a warm place. When you get the right amount of product, proceed to the preparation of desserts and drinks.

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