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5 from 2 votes

Candied Orange Zest

This candied orange zest was the perfect topping for my dark chocolate orange brownies. The combo of the decadent brownie, the dark chocolate ganache and the candied orange zest was just so good!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied orange zest, orange zest, recipes using candied orange zest, simple candied orange zest
Author: Amy Sandidge


  • 1 orange, zest I have my zest tool tagged in the post.
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cups granulate sugar, divided use ½ for simple syrup, ¼ for dusting the finished product


  • Add water and sugar to small sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add orange zest and boil over medium low for about 7-10 minutes.
    Remove zest with a fork or tongs and add to reserved sugar. Mix to coat. Set aside to cool.
    It's ready to use at this point.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!