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Beginner’s Guide to Drying Oranges

Drying oranges is one of the most popular crafty activities to do for decorative purposes and use for many different things. Great for the holidays!

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Drying citrus fruit, especially oranges is an overall great way to preserve oranges for future use."

6 Ways to use dry Oranges

01 Use for gift  wrapping decor

02 use it for  homemade  potpourri

03 Use it as a  cocktail garnish

04 Make a healthy and yummy snack.

05 Make orange  powder

06 Use to make a Christmas garland  or ornaments

Use fresh ingredients - 


Wash outside of oranges first.



cut them into slices with a knife or a mandoline slicer.

If you have a Dehydrator


Place your orange slices tray in a dehydrator and run at least 140°F for at least 8 to 16 hours.

Oven dry


Bake orange slices in the oven at 250 degrees for 3-6 hrs.

To knead or not to knead


store dehydrated oranges, or any type of dehydrated fruit is to place them in an airtight container

Use for many projects


There are so many things you can do with the dry orange slices or any citrus that you are preserving.