Dried orange & lemon slices

Dry orange and lemon slices to use as decorations at Christmas time. They make lovely tree, table or wreath decorations, or pop in a jar as a gift

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:2 hrs
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 4
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 1g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0.2g
  • protein 0.1g
  • salt 0g


  • 1 orange and 1 lemon, both unpeeled and thinly sliced into 2mm-thick rounds
  • cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, rosemary sprigs or cardamom pods, to garnish (optional)


  1. Arrange the citrus slices over two baking trays lined with baking parchment so they’re in a single layer. Heat the oven to 110C/90C fan/gas ¼. Bake for 2 hrs until firm and dry, turning the trays around halfway through. Check after 1 hr 15 mins, removing any orange slices that are drying out too quickly, then continue to cook the rest.

  2. Leave to cool completely on the tray, then package with the garnishes of your choice.

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