Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The process is relatively simple, but it takes some time. This is best to do when you have a day at home so you can do each step between other activities.
Candied Citrus Peel
5 medium oranges or 6 lemons, or a mixture!
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup water
-wash the fruit and dry thoroughly
-slice the end of each fruit, then make vertical cuts through the peel, about 1 inch apart
-bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes
-cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved
-add the peels and simmer about 40 minutes, until translucent
-place a cooling rack over a cookie sheet and transfer peels to the rack
-let cool for 1 hour
-lay in single layer on wax paper
These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for one month.
Posted by Christine Hoffman at 9:54 AM