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How to Dehydrate Orange Slices

Dehydrated oranges have so many uses, from Christmas garlands to cake decorations to cocktail garnishes. Learn how to make them at home easily!

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why should you make dehydrated oranges?

Garnish cocktails with orange slices for flavor and fragrance.

Cook them into mulled wine and apple cider for orange flavor.

Use them to decorate cakes and cupcakes. 

plus, they're, like, really pretty — great for holiday decor.

String them on a garland to hang around the house at the holidays.

Use them to decorate holiday presents. 

Add them to wreaths or make ornaments. 

Prep Time: 10 Min

3 oranges, any type, such as:  • navel oranges • blood oranges • cara cara oranges • clementines • tangerines

makes: 36


Preheat the oven.


Set the temperature as low as it will go, about 170°F (77°C).

Slice the oranges.


Cut the oranges into ⅛-inch slices. A mandoline is helpful.



Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, then arrange the slices on top.



Bake in the oven for 3 to 4 hours until dried. Rotate the pan when you check on them.

Cool and dry. 


Let them cool overnight so they dry up even more.



Store in airtight containers. They will keep for 2 years.