How to Freeze Oranges
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Capture the wonderful flavors of citrus season with this test kitchen-approved method for freezing oranges.
How to Freeze Orange Segments
Peel orange and remove as much of the white pith as possible.
Using the segments as a guide, peel orange into quarters.
Place orange quarters in a resealable freezer bag, remove air, and seal.
Place bag in freezer and freeze until ready to use.
When ready to use, remove desired orange segments from freezer and let thaw 20–30 minutes at room temperature.
Divide each quarter into individual segments and use as needed.
How to Freeze Orange Zest
Zest orange using a microplane and transfer zest to an airtight container fitted with a lid.
Transfer container to freezer, fluff zest with a fork after 2 hours, then keep in freezer until needed.
When ready to use, no need to thaw, just measure out how much you need and return to freezer.
How to Freeze Orange Juicee
Juice orange using preferred juicing method. Strain juice through a fine-mesh strainer (optional), then pour into ice cube trays.
Transfer trays to freezer and freeze until solid.
Remove frozen cubes from trays and transfer to resealable freezer bags, seal, and store in freezer until needed.
When ready to use, remove cubes as needed and thaw
resealable zipper-lock bag
ice cube trays
This method can be used for all types of citrus including grapefruit, lemons and limes.
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