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Dried Orange Slices

These pretty dried orange slices are perfect for your Christmas decor! Use them for garlands, hang them from the tree, or dress up your Christmas gifts.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Author Jenn Lifford


  • oranges I got about 5-6 good slices per orange, but this will depend on the type/size of oranges your use.
  • sugar optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 200F. Slice the oranges into 1/8-1/4 inch slices. Try to get them as uniform as possible for even dehydrating.

  2. Use a towel to blot as much of the juice from the oranges as possible. This will make the drying process much quicker.

  3. For a more translucent look, you can sprinkle the orange slices with a little bit of white sugar but this is optional.

  4. Place the orange slices on a cookie sheet. You can either place them on parchment or lay them out on a cookie cooling rack over the cookie sheet. This allows the air to circulate better and you won't have to turn the slices as often.

  5. Place the oranges in the oven on the middle rack. I turned mine every hour for the first 2-3 hours and then checked on them every 30 minutes after that. You want the oranges to be completely dehydrated and not sticky. It's always better to err on the side of caution and take them out earlier rather than later though, as they will dry out on room air as well.