Oranges are commonly associate with Christmas and the New Year and this Christmas I am using dried oranges to spice up my table arrangement this winter. They are the perfect way to add a little color to your table and are easy to incorporate in any season.
If you want to dry your own fruit this season like oranges and apples its simple!
Here is how you do dry them:
- Cut your apples and oranges into 1/8th inch slices (i use my mandoline because it gets it done fast and accurate)
- lay them out onto a cookie sheet lined with tin foil.
- bake for 1 hour at 200 degrees Fahrenheit then flip over and bake for another hour. *it can take more or less time depending on your oranges and oven. so watch them closely.
You can take the oranges and use them as place cards, string them to make garland, or place in a decorative bowl… There are so many different creative ways to use your dried orange slices, it really just depends on the look you want to achieve.
Use the Orange slices as place cards by making a slice and place the card in the slot
Spread the rest of the orange slices around the pine for an extra pop of color
Accompany the orange slices with some fresh pine and mercury glass.
The best part! when your done you can save them for another occasion, just put them in a zip-lock bag!