12/13/2012 05:38 am ET

Candied Orange Peels Recipe (WATCH)

There's no reason to spend a fortune on candied orange peels, as Chef Jaques Pepin assures us in his sweet French accent, you can make them easily for the cheap price of an orange and a little bit of sugar.

Candied orange peels make a nice holiday gift -- and with the guidance of Chef Pepin -- you know yours will be just as good as the ones you can find in Parisian chocolate shops. And if you want, you can still eat the orange. Watch the video above to see how it's done.

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Don't want to make candy with your oranges? Try these citrus dessert recipes instead.

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