Dried oranges and lemons not only look beautiful but also release a fabulous scent. You can use them to hang on your tree, decorate a home made wreath or to adorn a table setting.

To make your dried fruit you will need:

Oranges and/or lemons

A baking rack (don’t be tempted to just use a tray as they will stick)

Ribbon, string or wire to hang the slices


pre-heat the oven to 120c (250f)

slice your oranges and lemons as thinly as possible, arrange on your rack making sure none of the slices are touching

Put into the oven and bake for 2-4 hours turning every half an hour to begin with until they are less sticky then once less sticky leave until dry. If you are lucky enough to have a dehydrator you could also use this to dry them.

Once dry remove from oven and allow to cool slightly then using a knife make a small hole between the skin and the flesh to thread through your ribbon, string or wire.

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