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.
Jennifer Howard says
They all looks so pretty Amy!!!
Kim Waldorf says
My mother is 90 and she has told me many times of how they would get an orange for Christmas. I have always wanted to try drying oranges but never have. With your good instructions now I can!! They look beautiful, Amy! Merry Christmas!!! 😘