Dehydrated Orange Slices

In the lead up to Christmas I was seeing dehydrated orange sliced used for so many things: garlands, cake decorations, cocktail garnish, snacks, the list goes on… I for sure was going to make a batch of these to enjoy orange-y goodness over the festive season but nope, that didn’t happen. I did finally get around to it though and I’m so pleased I did. I could look, smell and nibble on these every day!
 
There’s so many recipes online on how to make dehydrated orange slices. I went with a sweetened version with granulated sugar, ginger, cinnamon and a dash of sea salt sprinkled on the slices before and after the cooking process.
 
No problem if you don’t have a dehydrator, you can still add these sweet slices to your cooking repertoire. Pop in a low oven of 90 – 100 degrees celcius for 2 – 4 hours. The length of time needed in the oven will depend on the thickness of the orange slices. I bought a cheap mandolin from Daiso – that’s a whole other story – which worked just fine. $2.80 and I was mandolin-ing my oranges like a wanna-be MasterChef.
 
Currently these sweet wheels of deliciousness are on high rotation in our granola, looked (and tasted) divine on the zesty gluten-free carrot cake and are getting whipped out for styling the odd photo.
 
Is it wrong to obsess so much over nature’s goodness? 🤷‍♀️ Maybe, but I’m ok with that.

Dehydrated Oranges

Dried Orange Slices

Sprinkled with sugar and a dash of spice, these dried oranges slices are simple to make – no dehydrator required.
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs
Cuisine Australian

Equipment

  • Mandoline
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large Navel or Blood Oranges
  • 1/4 cup Coconut or White (Granulated) Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Ground Ginger
  • 1 pinch Salt Flakes

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to around 90° C (194° F).
    Dehydrated Oranges
  • Wash and dry the oranges.
    Dehydrated Oranges
  • Mix the sugar and spice (and all things nice) in a small bowl.
    Dehydrated Oranges
  • Using a madoline or sharp knife, slice the oranges as thinly as possible then place on wire racks over baking trays.
    Dehydrated Oranges
  • Sprinkle oranges with the sugar and spice mix, reserving some for later; and place in oven for 2 – 4 hours. The thickness of the slice of orange will determine cooking time.
    Maple Ginger Spiced Granola
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with reserved sugar.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place. I keep mine in the pantry.

Notes

Dehydrated oranges make a delicious addition to many recipes, can be used as a garnish or decoration. My batch has been stored for around 6 weeks without any sign of deterioration. 
Keyword Fruit, Quick & Easy, Sweet, Vegan
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