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Dec 7, 2009 11:21 AM

Any way to keep candied orange peel from melting?

This is so good to make at Christmas. But mine so quickly loses its crystals and turns wet. Is there any way to keep it dry and crystalline for a week or two?


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  1. Are you making it yourself? You might need to cook the syrup down more so there is a higher concentration of sugar and less water. If the candy is too wet and you roll it in sugar the sugar will dissolve. If you let it dry overnight on a wire rack in a cool dry area that should help too.