Dehydrated orange slices make a beautiful garnish for your favorite cocktails and mocktails. With our recipe, you can can easily dehydrate any variety of oranges that you wish. Drying orange slices might seem daunting or tricky - but it's not at all with our easy to follow, step by step instructions.
In this post, I will teach you how to dry orange slices in the the oven. The results are just beautiful! The dried blood orange slices make the perfect garnish for our Blood Orange Bourbon Smash. These gorgeous oven dried oranges can also be made into a beautiful dried orange slice garland.
❤️ Why You'll Love This Recipe
Our recipe for dehydrated orange slices is easy to follow and truly just such a simple recipe. You'll love have a beautiful jar of dried citrus slices around for garnishing cocktails and drinks. I love to add a dried blood orange slice to my ice filled glass of seltzer - it just gives it an extra special vibe.This recipe takes about 4 hours and the orange slices are dehydrated right in your oven.
- Oranges - use any variety that you would like. For this batch, I used blood orange and navel.
Lemon, lime or grapefruit slices - Dehydrated citrus is a beautiful thing and it's fun to mix it up! Slice the fruit thin and follow the same baking instructions for the dehydrated orange slices.
🥣 Instructions for Dehydrated Orange Slices
Be sure to see the recipe card for exact quantities and detailed instructions.
Thinly slice a variety of oranges.
Arrange orange slices on parchment lined sheet pans.
Bake orange slices at 170° for 2 hours. Flip each slice over. Bake for an additional 2 hours.
Cool orange slices completely. Store dehydrated orange slices in an airtight container for up to one year.
Hint: Make a large batch of dehydrated orange slices at one time. The dried oranges keep well in an airtight container for up to a year.
🤓 Expert Tips
Use a Variety of Oranges - Navel, Cara Cara and Blood Oranges all work well for this recipe. Dehydrating a variety of dried orange slices means that you will have plenty of garnishes for all of you cocktails and mocktails.
⭐️ Recipe FAQs About
For this recipe, we baked the orange slices at 170° for four hours. Some larger oranges will take an additional hour in the oven. Dried oranges will be stiff and no longer pliable when they are finished.
There are many ways to dehydrate oranges. In the oven, in a dehydrator and some people even dehydrate oranges in the air fryer. The best way to dehydrate oranges is truly the way that works best for you. I love the oven method because you can set the oranges up and leave them to dehydrate for the day.
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Dehydrated Orange Slices
- 4-6 oranges thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 170°
- Slice oranges into very thin slices - about 1/16th of an inch.
- Arrange orange slices on 1-2 parchment lined sheet pans.
- Bake orange slices for 2 hours.
- Flip orange slices over and bake for an additional 2 hours.
- Allow dehydrated orange slices to cool completely.
- Store dehydrated orange slices in an airtight container for up to one year.
- Use orange slices as a garnish for your favorite cocktail or mocktail.
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