How to Dry Citrus in the Oven

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dried citrus

Dried orange slices make our Fudgy Brownies with Orange Ganache shine. But there are so many ways to use these beauties: Add them to a cheese board, float one on your Hot Toddy, or use them as garnish. Craftsy? You can also string them together for a pretty garland that will see you through the holidays—they’ll keep for weeks.

Recipe by Renae Wilson


  • Citrus


Place racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven; preheat to 200°. Line 2 baking sheets with foil; mist with cooking spray. Using a serrated knife or a mandoline, slice citrus very thinly. Place the citrus on the pans, 3 inches apart; sprinkle with superfine sugar. Bake, periodically rotating the baking sheets, until the slices are dry, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Watch closely during the last hour to be sure that the slices don’t burn.

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