We have two orange trees in our back yard, and they are absolutely laden with oranges. I love using them to make fresh orange juice, and I’m going to try making Candied Orange Rind as well (although I’ve never done this before, so I hope it works out). I give away bags of them to neighbours, friends & family, but there’s still way too many oranges for us to use. Do any of the Mums have ideas of other ways that I can use them, so that they don’t go to waste?

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Posted by no1ladydj, 27th May 2014


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  • I would have a juice every day and put them in cakes and muffins and also eat them fresh by themselves!



  • Try freezing them to make iceblocks , make orange cakes or biscuits. We have a lemon tree and I have even used it to clean the benchtops by cutting in half and rubbing it on . It eliminates musty smell and grease .



  • wow, so much! marinades, sauces, cakes, muffins, slices, freeze the juice, freeze quarters to add to kids lunchboxes….



  • juice them and freeze them for later.


  • Orange cream cups
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    Ingredients
    225g/8oz caster sugar
    115g/4oz butter, melted
    250ml/9fl oz orange juice
    5 eggs, beaten
    orange zest
    segments of one orange
    8 tbsp apricot sauce
    4 bought brandy snap baskets or tuiles
    4 sprigs mint
    Preparation method
    Melt the butter and sugar gently in a pan (without boiling). Add the orange juice and the beaten eggs.
    Whisk vigorously over a high heat until starting to thicken (again do not boil). Quickly remove from the heat and pass through a sieve.
    Stir in the orange zest and place in the fridge to cool and set.



  • I use oranges in cakes and biscuits; my favourite use for oranges is freshly squeezed orange juice; love it for breakfast.



  • Grate the skin and freeze the orange zest in the freezer in small portions. So handy and easy to use when you need it.



  • fruit salad, dip them in chocolate, orange cake and cupcakes, orange chicken, freeze some juice in ice cubes and then pop the cubes into summery drinks, ice-blocks, jellies



  • I love eating an orange or mandarin before having a short black coffee . It gives it a lovely taste



  • Could always make cordial with them. Then use the rind in some vinegar for a gorgeous smelling all purpose cleaning solution. You need to leave the rind in there for a few weeks though for it to work.


  • We had the same problem with an orange and a mandarin tree, way too much fruit to use or even give away. Since fruit fly is a problem here we ended up cutting down both trees. I hope you find some good solutions.



  • Make some cakes with them:)



  • I hope you find many uses for them, you could even donate some to a charity for the homeless and needy



  • fruit salad, juice, or even making ice poles with the juice



  • Oranges salad, orange sorbet or jelly oranges.


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