Candied Lemons

Coastal Living
Candied LemonsRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst
We use Candied Lemons as a garnish for our Lemon-Coconut Cake, but they make tasty snacks and edible embellishments for cocktails as well.


Makes 4 cups


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6 large organic lemons, sliced
3 cups sugar


Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes

1. Cook lemons in boiling water to cover 5 minutes. Drain.

2. Combine sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in lemon slices. Simmer 30 minutes or until soft and translucent.

3. Remove pan from heat; cool completely. Remove lemon slices with a slotted spoon, reserving sugar syrup for another use, if desired. Drain lemons on a wire rack; let stand until dry.

Created date

February 2013