“Mastering the Art of Crafting Dried Citrus: The Ultimate Guide”

This new tutorial is easy to follow and will impress everyone around you. Have you ever had a cocktail, or dessert, garnished with these dried orange fruit rounds? They’re so pretty and they seem to be very easy to make!

Here you will find a tutorial that will show you how to make dry citrus at home without any fancy tools. All you need is a baking tray, a sharp knife and an oven. It takes many hours to dehydrate citrus, but it is only a couple of simple steps.

Dehydrated citrus can be used in many different ways. Scroll down to see the tutorials, tips, techniques, and fun ways to use it. Come back later this week to see a brand new recipe that uses the citrus.

What is dehydrated citrus?
Citrus fruit slices that look candied and are used in desserts or fancy cocktails, have been completely dried! It’s exactly what it sounds like — you remove all the moisture from the slices of fruit to make them dry and preserveable. You can use dehydrated oranges in a variety of ways, and you can do this right in your own oven. No need for a dehydrator!

This method can be used for citrus slices such as grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime. Choose a few of your favorites and get ready for some great ways to use them.

There’s no need for a dehydrator. All you need is a baking tray and an oven. Here’s how you can do it:

Slice the fruit. Start by cutting your citrus fruit in 1/4″ rounds. If you do not have a mandoline, a sharp knife will work just as well.
Bake citrus. Lay the citrus slices out in a single line on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake them at 170 degrees F (surely, very low), until they are completely dried.
Cool and enjoy. Use the citrus rounds on desserts or mocktails. You can even use them as an ornament.

How long does it take for citrus to dry?
It is possible that citrus fruits like limes which are less juicy will take less time to dry (nearer 4 hours). Citrus fruits that are juicier, like oranges and grapefruits, will dry out in less than six hours. When the fruit has a brittle, brittle texture with no moisture when you lightly press it on a paper towel, it’s dried.

Use dried citrus in a variety of delicious ways
Use this Spicy Blood Orange Margarita to garnish your favorite cocktails or mocktails.
Orange Zucchini Cake is a delicious dessert.
Dip the slices into melted dark chocolate to create a beautiful deal.
Add a splash of color to a tablescape, charcuterie or cheese board by adding a few citrus fruits or making a garland.

Add one to your tea for an extra citrus flavor
Store your dried citrus fruits in a hermetic container and in a cool dry location. Citrus fruits can last up to a year if they are stored correctly and dehydrated completely. Remember to completely dry the fruit if there is any moisture in it.


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