Candied Peel

    Candied Peel


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    You can use the peel of orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit in this candied peel recipe. This recipe can easily be doubled.

    Serves: 4 

    • 125g orange peel, cut into strips
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons water

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:1hour  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Place peel strips in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes longer. Drain. Repeat this process two more times.
    2. In a medium saucepan, heat sugar and water over high heat until boiling. Place peel in sugar mixture, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Remove peel with slotted spoon and dry on wire rack overnight. Store in airtight container.

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    Reviews (5)


    This was easy. After they dried I tossed them in caster sugar. A tip to make the removal of the pith super easy - use a grapefruit knife. You'll be done in a jiffy. - 29 Sep 2008


    This recipe was a hit with my family. I was surprised because I first tried grapefruit peel. My husband kept raiding my stash and ended up eating every last one. - 29 Sep 2008


    This recipe is really yummy! I used orange peels and planned to use them to decorate a cheesecake; I had to stop myself from eating them all. I followed the directions exactly, and the orange peels were very sweet, not bitter at all. Just one word of warning -- take the peels out of the syrup no later than 15 minutes after you put them in; I waited a few extra minutes and the sugar syrup crystallised before I could get the last couple out. If that happens to you, just add some hot water to the pot. It'll wash away some sugar, but the peels will still tasted great. - 29 Sep 2008

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