National Candied Orange Peel Day

May 4

When is National Candied Orange Peel Day?

National Candied Orange Peel Day happens on Saturday May 4, 2024.

National Candied Orange Peel Day: Zesting Up Your Treats on May 4th

Sweet, tangy, and irresistibly zesty, National Candied Orange Peel Day on May 4th celebrates a confectionery gem that has been tantalizing taste buds for centuries. Candied orange peels, with their delightful balance of sweetness and citrus tang, are not only a standalone treat but also a versatile ingredient that can add a burst of flavor to a myriad of dishes. Let’s embark on a citrusy adventure and discover the many ways to enjoy candied orange peels!

The Sweet Appeal of Candied Orange Peel:

Candied orange peels are made by simmering orange peels in sugar syrup, transforming them into a sweet, chewy, and flavorful treat. This process not only preserves the peels but also mellows their bitterness, creating a delightful candy that’s perfect for snacking, gifting, or baking.

Celebrating National Candied Orange Peel Day:

  • Make Your Own: Homemade candied orange peels are simple and rewarding to make. All you need are oranges, sugar, and water.
  • Baking with Candied Orange Peels: Incorporate candied orange peels into baked goods like cookies, cakes, or bread for a zesty twist.
  • Chocolate-Dipped Delights: Dip candied orange peels in melted dark chocolate for an elegant and indulgent treat.
  • Host a Citrus-themed Party: Celebrate with a citrus-themed party featuring various dishes and treats made with or inspired by candied orange peels.

Fun Uses of Candied Orange Peel:

  1. As a Topping: Sprinkle chopped candied orange peels over ice cream or yogurt for a zesty crunch.
  2. In Drinks: Use them as a garnish in drinks for added sweetness and citrus flair.
  3. Trail Mix: Add them to your homemade trail mix for a burst of citrus flavor.
  4. Gift Jars: Pack candied orange peels in decorative jars for a delightful homemade gift.

The Art of Making Candied Orange Peels:

  • Selecting Oranges: Use organic oranges since you’ll be using the peel.
  • Prepping the Peels: Remove the pith from the peels to avoid bitterness.
  • The Candying Process: Simmer the peels in simple syrup and then toss them in sugar for a sparkling finish.
  • Storage: Store candied orange peels in an airtight container to keep them chewy and delicious.

Pairing Candied Orange Peels:

Enjoy candied orange peels with a cup of Earl Grey or herbal tea. Or pair them with soft cheeses like brie or mascarpone for a delightful contrast of flavors.

Health Benefits:

While candied orange peels are a treat, they still retain some of the nutritional benefits of orange peels, like fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.

National Candied Orange Peel Day is a perfect opportunity to savor and appreciate this unique confection. Whether you’re making your own, baking with them, or simply enjoying them as a sweet snack, candied orange peels are sure to add a special zest to your day. So, get ready to peel, candy, and celebrate this delightful treat! 🍊🍬

When does National Candied Orange Peel Day happen next year?

National Candied Orange Peel Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Sunday May 4, 2025
  • Monday May 4, 2026
  • Tuesday May 4, 2027
  • Thursday May 4, 2028
  • Friday May 4, 2029


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