After I posted an Instagram Story about how I dry orange slices, a few of my followers asked for more information. So, today, I’m sharing everything you need to know about this easy (and delicious) process! Keep reading to learn more.
This is a happy week at my house! My oldest son is home from Virginia for a visit and it has been so nice. Kids growing up is bittersweet, isn’t it? I have an interesting perspective as I have two sons that are adults now and I have a 3-year-old at home still. It’s funny because my daughter can play with her brother’s vintage toys that were new when they played with them!
Speaking of vintage- I am making this Christmas a vintage Christmas, and what is more vintage Christmas than dried orange slices? There are so many stories about why oranges are so significant at Christmas time. I do believe that one of the truest is that during the great depression that oranges were an extravagant gift to give as they were such a treat! That makes me so grateful for the life I have now and the roof over my head.
There are several ways to dry orange slices. I used 2 ways and I like both.
Drying orange slices two ways
- I bought a regular inexpensive bag of oranges
- Slice oranges at about 1/4 in slices
- Place parchment over a large cookie sheet
- Place orange slices on the cookie sheet
baking orange slices dry
- You can baked your orange slices at 220* oven for 6 hours flipping them every hour or two
drying orange slices without the oven
- You can leave your orange slices on the baking sheet (click here to see my favorite cookie sheet) and parchment paper out in the open
- I would say at least 24 to 48 hours depending on your humidity
- You can also place them in the sun for the day if your weather permits
If you want to see how I made this beautiful centerpiece click here.