This recipe is incredibly time-consuming, but if you are committed to it, it does make some beautiful candy, especially for the holidays. The method of scraping the pulp out after boiling actually makes the candy sweeter because you scrape out more of the bitter pith before you boil it in the sugar. Don't remove too much, though, or your candy will be like plastic and not tender. Next year I am going to try this with grapefruit. Yummy.
Candied Citrus Peel
CityMouse Posted: 12/18/08
leean007 Posted: 12/02/09
I did this recipe last year with orange, lemon and grapefruit... Very time consuming but well worth it. The Orange and Lemon were the favorites... Doing just the Orange peel this year. Makes a LOT to give away - yum!
marianneke Posted: 02/02/12
It does take a little time (in bouts), especially the scraping, but it is really worth it. I kept some plain and half covered the rest with dark chocolate, my sister just cannot stop eating them, and it is a lovely low calorie snack which I like to present at the end of a special dinner.