Homemade Orange Slices
Processing method: Food Dehydrator
Processing time: 6-12 hours
Orange slices can be used as garnishes and decorations if they are dehydrated. You can use dried orange slices to add citrus flavor to iced tea or water. During the upcoming holiday season, you can decorate with your dried orange slices in a variety of ways. For a garnish, you can slip a dried orange slice over the edge of a cocktail glass and much more. Oranges are relatively easy to dehydrate. First preheat the dehydrator to 135 F.
Carefully use a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer to cut the oranges (¼ inch thickness or less is ideal). Arrange the orange slices on the trays, leaving room for air circulation.
Dehydrate for 3-9 hours, checking regularly after 3 hours. The amount of time needed to dehydrate will depend on the thickness of your slices.
Every couple hours switch the trays by moving them at the top of the stack to the bottom (which is closer to the hot air). Check the orange slices and flip them over if you see some of the thinner slices getting drier than the thicker slices.
Wait for the slices to cool then store in airtight containers.