Thursday, March 27, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Citrus Lemon Peel via homework | carolynshomework.comMaking candied citrus peel has been on my list for the longest time.



Candied Citrus Lemon Peel via homework | carolynshomework.comIt seemed easy enough to make, requires very few ingredients and the results or so pretty. Want to make some?


Candied Citrus Lemon Peel via homework | carolynshomework.com
You can use lemons, limes, oranges or grapefruit. Grapefruit rind is thicker and may require longer cooking.

Ingredients:  Lemons, Granulated Sugar, Water
  1. Start with fresh lemons.
  2. Cut the lemons. I used two lemons and cut them down into rings and then strips. Remove the pith (the white part inside the peel). to make removing the pith easier, boil the peels for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the peels and rinse in cold water. Scrap the pith from the peel with a spoon. It should come off very easily if you boiled them.
  4. Once the pith is removed, you’re ready to boil the lemon strips in sugar syrup. For each cup of rind, mix 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Put the rinds in the syrup and cook slowly until almost all the syrup is gone. I didn’t stir the rinds but just left them to simmer. The timing will depend on how much syrup you prepared. I made the 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water mixture and cooked my rinds for a little over an hour. Just keep an eye on your pot.
  5. Once most of the syrup is absorbed, spoon out your rinds and let them cool and dry on a paper towel. They won’t actually dry completely, they’re very sticky at this point.
  6. Once cooled, coat the rinds in granulated sugar. Store in an airtight container.

Candied Citrus Lemon Peel via homework | carolynshomework.comYou can use the candied citrus peel to garnish desserts, add to tea or just eat for a refreshing sweet treat.


Candied Citrus Lemon Peel via homework | carolynshomework.comI started with a cup of tea but wouldn’t they be pretty on top of a lemon cupcake with simple white frosting. Yum.


Candied Citrus Recipe Card - Lemon Peel via homework | carolynshomework.comI made this handy recipe card for you if you’d like to grab it and make some.


Candied Citrus Lemon Peel via homework | carolynshomework.com
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6 comments :

  1. These are beautiful. I just want to gaze at the sugary covered goodness!!

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  2. My dad loved this and my grandmother would make it for him frequently. I've never tried it but I'm sure I'd love it since citrus flavors appeal to me.

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  3. How do you make the lemon peels look so pretty!!! Thank you for the recipe, I must try this!

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  4. These look delicious! Must make these!!! :D

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  5. How long will they keep? Should they be stored in the refrigerator?

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    1. Keep them in an airtight container and they'll keep like any sugar coated gummy candy. Enjoy!

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