Yield: 6 servings

Tessa Arias Orangettes are sweet, mildly citrusy, and chocolaty - well worth the labor to make them! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Orangettes[/caption] Since the first time I had tasted an orangette a...

7 Responses to “Orangettes”

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    Patty — October 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I love orangettes! Well the best part about making your own is that you can use organic orange peels and your favorite high quality chocolate – and of course they're fresh. :)

    I only made candied orange peels once, and it was because I had a big bag of lovely organic oranges. It was a bit laborious, but they lasted a long time, and were great for adding to baked goods. Sometimes I would nibble on them with a piece of chocolate – but didn't commit to making the dipped confection at the time… I like your idea of making orangettes as gifts. :)

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    Lemons and Lavender — October 5, 2010 at 3:34 am

    You can never go wrong with orange and chocolate!

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    Anonymous — October 6, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I am guessing that you should use fresh water on the second blanch right?

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    Tessa — October 6, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Patty- Definitely organic!! Who wants candied pesticide peels?

    Anonymous- Yes, fresh water would be best. I like to use my tea kettle so I have boiling hot water ready to go. Hope that helps :)

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    Janey — October 11, 2010 at 6:05 am

    just came across these on tastespotting, and I am SO excited to make them! yum.

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    Rosie55 — December 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I, too, fell in love with orangettes several years ago on a visit to Belgium but they are difficult to find and very expensive here in the UK. So I was delighted to find your recipe.
    This weekend I tried it out – candied the peels on Saturday, let them dry overnight and dipped them yesterday.
    Utterly delicious! As you say, even better than the commercial ones and such a good flavour. I made orange (used up the oranges for a dessert of oranges in caramel with a little Grand Marnier added) and tried the same with 1 lemon which is also interesting. Next time, I shall try grapefruit, too as I like the slight bitterness.
    Today I got my colleagues at work to sample the results and watched the expressions of bliss on their faces when they bit into them. I was instantly inundated with heavy hints about what they would like for Christmas this year!
    Thank you so much, this will give me so much pleasure.


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