Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel

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With this easy-to-follow recipe, orange and lemon peel become an elegant--yet still a bit tart--sugared confection.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients

  • 6 lemon peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips

  • 4 orange peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • cup white sugar for decoration

Directions

  1. Place lemon and orange peel in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 20 minutes, drain and set aside.

  2. In medium saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture reaches thread stage, 230 degrees F (108 degrees C) on candy thermometer, or small amount dropped in cold water forms a soft thread. Stir in peel, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain.

  3. Roll peel pieces, a few at a time, in remaining sugar. Let dry on wire rack several hours. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

154 Calories
40g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Potassium 10mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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