Make Your Own Dried Orange Rind (Zest)

Dried orange rind perks up a lot of recipes, but it's very expensive to buy in a jar.

Make your own by grating the rind (not the white part), spreading it out on a dish and placing it the freezer for 2 or 3 weeks.

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By Betty Ann Kahn

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January 20, 20050 found this helpful

Can you explain, is it only good for 2-3 weeks or do you freeze it for that long and then store it elsewhere? Thanks.

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January 20, 20050 found this helpful

I believe you are freezing it for 2 to 3 weeks to dry it. I'm sure once it is dried and put into an air tight container it should last for quite a while.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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April 8, 20100 found this helpful

Lemon peel is good too.

Marg from England.

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April 9, 20100 found this helpful

Freezing it would possibly keep it moist and fresh.

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