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.

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    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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    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


    They were ok, but not really worth all of the work.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Super! so happy to find a basic recipe for candied citrus peel! Added notes: For gorgeous presentation, cut citrus peel in spiral. For result more citrus peel-y and less candy-fied... do step 1 only 2x (instead of 3x), also skip the 10 min simmer.  -  29 Sep 2008