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Candied Orange And Lemon Peel

Yield 3 cups

Ingredients

  • Peel of 6 lemons, cut into 1/4-inch wide strips
  • Peel of 4 oranges, cut into 1/4-inch wide strips
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Sugar

How to Make It

  1. Place lemon and orange peel in water to cover in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil 20 minutes; drain. Set aside.

  2. Combine 2 cups sugar and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until mixture reaches thread stage (230°). Add peel; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain well.

  3. Roll peel, a few pieces at a time, in sugar. Arrange in a single layer on wire racks; let dry several hours. Store in an airtight container.

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