Candied lemons

    13 hours 15 min

    It only takes a little patience to make your own candied lemons. The same recipe works for oranges and limes.

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    Makes: 2 lemons

    • 2 lemons, preferably unwaxed
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 350ml water

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:12hr  ›  Ready in:13hr15min 

    1. Wash lemons thoroughly and cut into 3mm slices.
    2. Fill a large pot with water, bring to the boil and blanch the lemon slices for 2 minutes. Place them on a large plate and cover with ice cubes to cool down.
    3. In a saucepan mix 200g sugar and 350ml water and let simmer. Stir with a wooden spoon to fully dissolve sugar. Place lemon slices in the simmering syrup and cook over very low heat for 1 hour.
    4. Spread the lemon slices on a wire rack and let dry for at least 12 hours.
    5. Store in an airtight container with greaseproof papers between the lemons.


    Don't throw out the syrup, you can use it again for lemons, or to sweeten desserts.

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