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Orangettes Recipe - Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate

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Orangettes Recipe - Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate


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Orangettes are strips of candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate. They make an elegant gift and look great served on a decorative dish along with the coffee at the end of a meal. This recipe is several steps long, but it can be doubled if you want a bigger serving for the time spent in the kitchen.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes


  • 1 large navel orange
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup chopped semisweet chocolate


Using a peeler, cut 3-inch long, 3/4-inch wide strips of orange peel from the orange. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and simmer the orange peels for 10 minutes. Drain the peels, rinse them with cold water, and boil them in fresh water for an additional 10 minutes; repeat this process 1 more time.

Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan and stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has reduced in volume just a bit, about 5 minutes. Add the orange peels and continue simmering the mixture for 15 minutes. Transfer the candied orange peel to a wire drying rack and allow it to sit undisturbed for 45 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water, and stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Dip the 2/3 of the length of each candied orange strip in the chocolate, leaving 1/3 of the peel exposed, and place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.

This recipe makes approximately 10-12 orangettes.

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 5 out of 5
Double duty recipe, Member mbphotoinc

This recipe is excellent! So yummy! Made it for gift for friends they loved it! What is fantastic is with the sugar liquid and oranges that is left over from the recipe I used it to make a wonderful marmalade! Sliced oranges in a boiled it for an extra 45 min more or less and next morning Great jam for our toasted baguettes! Enjoyed by all!

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