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    Candied Citrus Peels Recipe

    Candied Citrus Peels Recipe

    I love making sweets during the holiday season. When I first moved into my home with my husband, candied citrus peels were one of the first holiday treats that I made on my own after seeing the recipe in a home and cooking magazine. I quickly discovered that peeling the fruit was the most time-consuming part of the recipe, but the end product is worth every moment of effort. Now I make the sweet citrus treat each holiday season!

    Ingredients

    • 2 grapefruits, 3 oranges, or 4 lemons
    • 4 cups plus extra of white sugar
    • 4 cups of water

    Directions

    1. Thoroughly wash the fruit.
    2. Peel the citrus fruit into strips.
    3. Remove and discard the extra pith. (The pith is the white part on the inside of the peel.)
    4. Place the peel strips into a saucepan.
    5. Cover the peels with water.
    6. Bring the water to a boil.
    7. Drain the water from the peels.
    8. Cover the peels with water again.
    9. Bring the water to a boil again.
    10. Drain the water from the peels again.
    11. Combine the 4 cups of sugar and 4 cups of water in a separate saucepan.
    12. Bring the sugar water to a boil. Stir occasionally.
    13. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
    14. Add the boiled peels to the sugar water.
    15. Simmer for about an hour or until the peels are translucent.
    16. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
    17. Allow the peels to cool.
    18. Use a slotted spoon to remove the candied peels from the sugar syrup.
    19. Roll the candied peels in sugar.
    20. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

    Lime, Lemon, Oranges Peeling the Citrus Fruit

    Sliced Citrus Peels Boiling the Citrus Peel Slices

    Sugar and Water Adding the Boiled Citrus Peels to the Syrup

    Boiling the Citrus Peels in the Syrup Straining the Candied Citrus Peels

    Rolling the Candied Citrus Peels in Sugar Finished Candied Citrus Peels

    Image Credits

    Candied Citrus Peels © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Lime, Lemon, Oranges © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Peeling the Citrus Fruit © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Sliced Citrus Peels © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Boiling the Citrus Peel Slices © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Sugar and Water © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Adding the Boiled Citrus Peels to the Syrup © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Boiling the Citrus Peels in the Syrup © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Straining the Candied Citrus Peels © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Rolling the Candied Citrus Peels in Sugar © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Finished Candied Citrus Peels © 2015 Heather Johnson

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