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Paleo Candied Orange Peels (GF)

Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 navel oranges
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey


  • Cut ¼ inch off from each end of each orange. Then score the skin into quarters. Press gently yet firmly into the orange peels with a knife until there is a bit of a pop and you go through the white pith of the orange. Make sure to stop before hitting the orange fruit.
  • Then, using your hands, remove the skin from the orange, including the pith (white part). You should have 8 larger pieces of orange peel.
  • Cut the peels into ¼ inch strips.
  • Put the strips of orange peels into a large pan, fill the pan with water and bring it all to a boil. Once the water is boiling, cook for 20 minutes, drain using a colander/strainer and set aside.
  • Mix, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of honey in a large pan and heat on the stove top over high heat until the mixture boils ( about 1-1.5 min), then lower the heat to medium high and cook for 5 minutes. Lower the heat to medium and cook for another 5 mins. Make sure to mix periodically at the start, and then to mix it often to keep the bubbles down. The result will be a golden syrup.
  • Add the peels to the syrup and heat over low-medium. Let everything simmer for 45 minutes. (check regularly to make sure that there is always a little bit of syrup in there... if it runs out, it will burn)
  • The candied orange peels are done when they are translucent.
  • Remove the orange peels from the pan, and lay them out to dry on parchment paper for about 10 mins.