Beer Candied Oranges

Holiday baking is in full swing!  I needed something extra to add to all of the baked goods I would be making this year.  Dried fruits tend to be super expensive and also super addictive.  This is an easy way to make it AND using a hoppy red ale from Revolution Brewing.

The Beer

I used Revolution Brewing Fistmas.  It is a red ale steeped with ginger and orange peel.  Any beer that has an orange tone would work as well.  At 6.5% ABV it packs a punch!  Hoppy Holidays!


  • Don’t slice too thin, or the orange slices will break
  • Make sure it isn’t too thick either or it will not break down and you will taste the bitterness of the peel.
  • Pick a beer that compliments the fruit you are going to use.
Beer Candied Oranges
Beer Candied Oranges

Beer Candied Oranges

Cook Time 1 hr
1 d
Servings 4 oranges


  • 4 medium oranges
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 12 oz beers
  • 3 cups granulated sugar


  • Slice oranges to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Bring sliced oranges and 4 cups of water to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove into ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Dispose of water. Pour beer into saucepan. Dissolve sugar in beer and bring to a simmer. Place cold orange slices into pot. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring to make sure they are covered every 15 minutes.
  • Remove with tongs onto a wire rack with parchment paper underneath. Rest for 24 hours until completely dry. Serve with chocolate sauce or cover with sugar.

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