Candied Grapefruit Syrup and Candied Grapefruit Peel

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Candied Grapefruit Syrup and Candied Grapefruit Peel imageRecipe

Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

This recipe goes with: Gingered-Grapefruit Cheesecake

Makes about 1/4 cup peel and 1 cup syrup


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1 grapefruit
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sanding sugar


Active: 15 Minutes
Total, including drying: 9 Hours, 20 Minutes

1. Remove the peel from grapefruit using a vegetable peeler, making sure to leave as much pith (the white part) on the grapefruit and not on the peel as possible. Cut peel into 1/4-inch-wide strips.

2. Bring granulated sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Add peel strips, and cook 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat; pour mixture into a small bowl, and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

3. Pour mixture through a strainer over a bowl, reserving grapefruit syrup in bowl for use in cheesecake. Gently pat excess moisture from peel strips. Toss in sanding sugar; arrange in a single layer on a wire rack, and let stand until completely dry, about 24 hours.

Created date

November 2016