Italy’s well-deserved reputation for the exceptional quality of its citrus is legendary. These orange peels, harvested in the southern part of the country, are boldly aromatic proof of the high esteem in which Italian farmers are held.
The oranges are first sliced, then dried – without extracting their juice. This allows them to preserve their natural sweetness which blends admirably with the understated bitterness of their essential-oil-laden zests. Orange peels are perfect for desserts such as crème caramel, spice cakes and even dry fruit muffins. They can also be added to sweet and sour poultry or pork sauces, or to fresh herb vinaigrettes.