uses for dried orange slices

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  1. longshot38

    longshot38 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    i have a couple of oranges in my dehydrator, peal on, i saw them somewhere but cant find the use for them. So i went ahead and dried them anyway LOL. any suggestions on what to do with them? i think you could use lemon slices dried to make lemonaid, "orangeaid?" any cooking uses?

    thanks
    dean
     
  2. stef

    stef Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Decorations? Seriously...poke a little hole in them and use some rafia strands to tie them on a tree. Maybe the birds will like them.

    If I wanted dried orange peel, I would have taken off the zest only and dried that. Then you could use it in tea or potpotries (sp?), maybe in some recipes.

    Oranges do well frozen. I've frozen lots of orange portions with the rind still on and them used them for baking at a later date.
     

  3. GrannyG

    GrannyG Well-Known Member

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    I slice and dry mine in the dehydrator with the peel on...love to snap the peel off and chew on them later...also good in a cup of hot tea.....
     
  4. praieri winds

    praieri winds Well-Known Member

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    you know there are all kinds of answers if you googled it like put the rings in hot tea and let set for 10 min then add the rest of the liquid yum
     
  5. Tirzah

    Tirzah Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We use ours in a brine for our turkey
     
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    mekasmom Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I hang them on the Christmas Tree.
     
  7. Meconella

    Meconella Well-Known Member

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    I have dried oranges totally peeled. They are really good just to eat. :)
     
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    I have made quick bread with them Once. Since that time my son steals them a they are drying till all are gone.
     
  9. Silverstar7337

    Silverstar7337 Well-Known Member

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    We of course use them in tea but my husband loves it when I add it to hot cocoa! I put in a few dehydrated slices, some vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger and its out of this world! I keep them in a little glass jar with all my other dried goodies and they look so pretty!
     
  10. stef

    stef Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Orange and chocolate, a classic combination!
     
  11. Tirzah

    Tirzah Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Okay I just found a new use :) That sounds wonderful! Hmm, it's a rainy day today I just may give this a try :)