• Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Amy, this is absolutely good thinking! I would never have thought of using agave nectar. I made some candied orange peel some time back (using sugar of course), and I have to say that they can be pretty addictive. However, I felt really guilty after that because of the sugar overload. I will certainly try this the next timeL(

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  • Alta

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 10:08 am

    i have used agave in place of corn syrup in candy recipes, but never on its own. So great to know it can be done! Also glad you got to enjoy candied orange peel. It is a delight!

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  • Dana

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I definitely want to try this. Looks very good! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Debi

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 10:20 am

    It looks awesome, Amy! I bet it would be good chopped up for a garnish on some ice cream, too. :D

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  • Jeanine

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

    The picture of all those orange peels in the pot just put a smile on my face. There is just something beautiful about citrus. :) Thanks for the mention, so sweet of you.

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  • Angie Halten

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Oh, how I love the bright orange color. These look divine. I think I might take them one step further and dip them in chocolate!

    Angie.

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  • jen cafferty

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I LOVE candied orange peels. One of my favorite desserts – especially dipped in dark chocolate. Great work! Jen

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  • Danna Owens

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I am so excited to try these! They just scream summertime! Thanks for all the work you do. I am very inspired by you!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Danna Owens, Thank you, Danna. So glad you stopped by.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Nana Rogers

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Wow Amy, Talk about bringing back a memory. Mom use to make candied citrus peels every year.

    A little hint if you don’t want to have it so thick and cut a bit of the bitter. Use the bowl of a spoon and scrape some of the white (pith) off. the candies will be thinner of course but the flavor in my opinion is stronger orange.

    Thanks so much I want to make some now. And we have oranges on the back porch… I think I’ll make DH some juice. lol

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  • Alex@A Moderate Life

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Hey Ames! This SOOO reminds me of my grandma! She made this all the time along with candied ginger and marmalade! I do like it a lot, but I dont care for the marmalade, go figure! Big hugs YOU! :) Alex

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  • Linda S.

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    What a great idea! I can picture a few of those orange curls decorating that Cranberry Orange Loaf from The Baking Beauties. :) One question: after simmering and setting overnight, what does the orange liquid taste like? I’m just wondering if the liquid could be used in a recipe if it has any flavor left in it.

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  • Haley

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a brilliant idea!!! I love orange and lemon peels and this just may end up being the perfect slightly sweet treat! :) Thanks!

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  • Sharon V

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I love your courage to open up new ways to delight without refined sugar. I love the idea of putting it in granola bars/protein(maybe?) with carob chips. I would absolutely love that. I am so open to creating new and delicious tasting foods.
    Thanks.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Sharon V, It would be a great addition to granola bars. :)

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  • Maggie

    posted on March 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    This is such a cool recipe Amy! I love the innocence in your statement “the closest thing I’ve had to gumdrops in seven years.” So great! xo

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  • Christianne

    posted on March 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    We have great local citrus- i will try this for sure. Also i am curious about the panetone. if it is anything like a brioche I may have my king cake dough recipe for next year. At least once you do your magic and transmute it to gluten free goodness:)

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  • Heather @Gluten-Free Cat

    posted on March 27, 2011 at 9:50 am

    We must be on the same wavelength. I’m craving orange lately!

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  • Angel7

    posted on March 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Oh my… Those candied orange peels look wonderful! I am definitely going to make a batch of them.

    Thanks for the posting!

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  • Allison

    posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    ..These look soo delicious! Do you think honey would work as a substitute for the agave nectar?
    Thanks! (and can’t wait to make them!)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Allison, I’m sure you could use honey instead. :)

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  • Janet Paula

    posted on November 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I was wondering whether I can put the Candied Orange Peel in my oven at the lowest temperature in order to dry it out. Also, if possible, about how long do you think it will take?
    Thanks.

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