So I know these aren’t technically edible, but I did “bake” them in the oven so I felt I had to share these adorable ornaments. Those of you that know me can attest to the fact that I am a total Christmas NUT. As soon as Remembrance Day is over I’m already thinking about Christmas (sometimes even before!) I’ve been listening to Christmas songs for weeks already and had all my shopping done by the end of November. I told you, I’m crazy about Christmas! I decided to revamp my tree a little bit this year. I’ve had a red and gold theme going in the past but just felt it was time for a change. I remember seeing this beautiful rustic looking tree in a magazine with all natural looking decor. I loved it! I put my own spin on it and was really happy with how my tree turned out. I have burlap ribbon, pinecones, little birds, hedgehogs, red berries and even an adorable little squirrel. One of my favourite ornaments though are the orange and lemon slices. I saw a few posts on Pinterest for these but all the websites I found followed pretty much the same “recipe” if you want to call it that.
- Cut up oranges and lemons into thin slices (I think you can even do apples if you want?)
- Place them on paper towel to absorb some of the juice for about 15 minutes. Flip slices over, allow to sit for another 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
- Roast fruit in the oven on a baking tray for about 3 hours or until dry to the touch.
- Lace with kitchen twine and hang on your tree!
I think these look awesome… almost like little stained glass windows when they are sitting up against the Christmas lights.
Now that my tree is up I can’t WAIT for Christmas baking!!!!!! Stay tuned :)