Candied citrus peel

    Candied citrus peel

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

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 100g (4 oz) orange peel, cut into strips
    • 100g (4 oz) caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons water

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    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 (7)

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    8

    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. - 15 Sep 2008

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    5

    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. - 15 Sep 2008

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    4

    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. - 15 Sep 2008

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