Dried Citrus Garland
  • 2 oranges, sliced in ¼-inch slices
  • 4 limes, sliced in ¼-inch slices*
  1. Place the oranges and limes on separate trays of a dehydrator. Make sure the orange trays are on the bottom and middle and the limes are on the top. Cover and dry the limes for 6 hours and the oranges for 7 hours.
  2. If you don’t have a dehydrator, place the slices in a single layer on separate parchment-lined cookie sheets. Place in a preheated 250-degree oven and bake for 1 hour. Turn the slices and bake an additional hour. Remove the limes. Bake the oranges an additional 30 minutes. Let all the trays cool completely, then transfer to wire racks and let dry at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours.
  3. Using twine, thread alternately on the twine with the dried citrus. If there is no natural hole in the center of the slice, make one using an ice pick. Hang from tree branches.
Recipe by The Tennessee Magazine at https://www.tnmagazine.org/gifts-gone-wild/