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Storing candied orange peels

rainey | Dec 14, 2009 12:58 PM

Last year I made candied orange peels and set them aside for Christmas gifts. By the time I was ready to wrap them up for giving they had developed fuzzy and colorful bits. =o

This year I'm making them again and looking for good advice about storing them. Unfortunately, the only advice I can google up is "an airtight container" but I'm not going to count on that.

Anyone know what they really require for long term storage or what I did wrong last year? I just followed the instructions to simmer them in a simple syrup until they were translucent. I dried them on racks until I *thought* they were dry and then I stored them without rolling in any additional sugar. I'd still prefer to avoid that additional sugar. ...but then I'd also like to avoid making them and then throwing them out too. ;>

Thanks in advance.

PS Fortunately, the syrup I boiled them in kept beautifully. We used it for months and months as a pancake/waffle syrup so it wasn't a total loss. The orange flavor was lovely.

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