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Candied Lemon Peels

Deeeeeeeliccccioous! Never throw un-rinded citrus fruits out again! This is the best candy I have ever had. I have seen so many recipes for candied-citrus peels, and this was definitely the best one. Very little work required, and they turned out perfect. My friends who were over devoured the whole thing within minutes, if that doesn't convince you ;)

Ingredients:
  • peel of 2-3 oranges
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
Directions:Bold
Peel orange skin in big strips (try to avoid peeling much pith). Heat small pot of water on stove and simmer peels for 5 minutes. Remove peels, drain water, and use a spoon to scrape pith from peels. Slice peels into 1/4 inch strips.

Heat 1 cup fresh water and 1 cup sugar over medium until sugar has dissolved. Add the peels to syrup. Cook at a gentle simmer for 20 minutes. Drain liquid. (I am going to make some homemade soda or cocktails with my leftover syrup.) Lay strips out on parchment.

Fill a shallow bowl with 1/3 cup sugar. Dredge each orange strip in the sugar to coat. Done.

Next time try it with grapefruit, lime, lemon, or orange again!

Save candied orange peels in an airtight container.

Enjoy :)

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