Oven Dried Orange Lemon Slices

Affiliate LinkEasy oven dried dehydrated orange lemon slices madeinaday.comI just started getting into Essential Oils and one of the first things I made was my own Potpourri! I love the smell of citrus, I think it makes the house smell so clean.  So I  wanted to add dried fruit to the mix and since I do not have a fruit dehydrator, I decided to dry my oranges and lemons the same way I dried out my flowers. This is so easy you won’t believe it.

Oven Dried Orange & Lemon Slices



Slice your oranges and lemons around 1/4 inch thick with a sharp knife. Spread out your slices over the bakers drying racks and place in oven.

Set a regular oven to 150-200, or lowest setting available per your oven. I used my Convection Oven setting at 175, (it was the lowest setting my oven registers).

Place your slices in the oven for 1.5 to 2.5 hours. The center of the oranges will congeal and dry out.

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Add them to a potpourri mix and then add drops of your favorite Essential oils.

If you are going to use them in cocktails or food recipes, sprinkle them with powdered sugar before adding to the oven to sweeten them.


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2 thoughts on “Oven Dried Orange Lemon Slices

  1. I love dried oranges, and I’ll bet these smell fantastic! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. They are really cool, they turned into a gel consistency. Thanks so much!

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