Saturday, 20 December 2014

Drying Citrus Fruit for Christmas Decorations

This year, I supplied some of the dried fruit for the Christmas wreath.
I have purchased dried orange slices in the past, but it's so easy to do.  No special equipment is necessary.
I used oranges, lemons and limes, but the oranges were the most successful.

Here's how to do it:

  • Slice fruit thinly.
  • Blot with kitchen paper.
  • Place on wire racks on top of baking sheets to collect any drips.
  • Put in a low oven (140C) for 3 to 4 hours, checking that the fruit does not go brown. 
  • (Fruit should be a little soft when it is finished, to allow you to put wires or ribbon through it.)
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

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