How do I dry orange slices for decoration?


Quick Answer

To dry orange slices for decoration, slice oranges crosswise and place on a cookie sheet. Bake in an oven set at 150 F, and flip the slices once an hour for approximately 4 hours until mostly dry.

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How do I dry orange slices for decoration?
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Full Answer

  1. Slice oranges crosswise

    Cut oranges into crosswise, quarter-inch thick slices that look similar to a pinwheel. Keep the slices as uniform as possible.

  2. Place slices on a baking pan or sheet of foil

    Lay the slices flat on a baking sheet. You can use a piece of foil if you don't have a baking sheet.

  3. Place baking sheet in a 150 F oven

    Bake the orange slices in an oven set at 150 F for approximately 4 hours. Turn orange slices over with a spatula once an hour until they are almost completely dry.

  4. Finish drying at room temperature

    Once the slices only have a little moisture left, remove them from the oven. Allow them to finish drying at room temperature to retain the orange coloring.

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