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Candied Citrus Peel

Yields1 Serving

Candied Orange Peel

 orange (or lemon, lime or grapefruit) peel

Peel your citrus fruit (I like to cut it into quarters first, so the peel doesn't come off in chunks), and thinly slice them. Put them into a medium-large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 10 minutes.


Pour the peel out into a colander set over a bowl to catch the cooking liquid (if you have a large measuring cup/bowl, even better.. and if you forget, don't worry - just use water) and add about as much sugar as there is water. (ie if you have 2 cups cooking liquid, add 2 cups sugar.) Return everything to the pot, bring to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the peel is very tender and almost translucent.


Drain (reserve the syrup for something tasty) and toss the strips in a shallow dish of sugar to coat. Place them on a piece of parchment or foil, or on a rack over a baking sheet to allow the air to circulate around them more. Leave them out for a day or so to dry out a bit, and then store in a sealed container. If you like, dip each strip in chocolate.