The last few days my wife has been drying lemons and oranges. She has two dehydrators running, a Excalibur which she loves and an old Ronco 10 tray, which she dislikes.
She slices the lemon and oranges into thin slices without peeling them. She uses a mandolin to slice them. The slices are about 1/8 inch thick. The slices are placed right into the dehydrator and dried until the slices will snap when you break them.
She has multi uses for them, some she puts into a blender and powders them. The powder is then used for seasoning in baking and other types of food. The oranges can be used in salads. The slices can be rehydrated and used in many dishes. She used them in marinates for meat. My wife leaves the peels on them, but the peels can be removed if you don’t like them. You can eat them plain as a snack or dip them in sugar or honey for a candy. This is best if done before drying.
They are also an additional source of vitamin C and other nutrients. This is a great way to store your citrus fruits so that you can enjoy them during their off seasons.