Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Use Candied Lemon Slices to garnish cakes, such as our Lemon Bar Cheesecake, or cocktails. Candied Lemon Slices also make tasty snacks.

How to Make It

Cut lemons into 1/8-inch-thick rounds; discard seeds. Stir together sugar, lemon juice, and water in a large skillet over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon slices, and simmer gently, keeping slices in a single layer and turning occasionally, 14 to 16 minutes or until slightly translucent and rinds are softened. Remove from heat. Place slices in a single layer in a wax paper-lined jelly-roll pan, using tongs. Cool completely (about 1 hour). Cover and chill 2 hours to 2 days. Reserve syrup for another use.

Ratings & Reviews

Too Bitter

March 01, 2018
The bitterness of the lemon slices ruined the flavor. I recommend using a recipe where the lemons slices are placed in boiling water and then the boiling water is drained off to remove bitterness before placing the lemons in the syrup to simmer.

malanared's Review

September 23, 2013

coolness3579's Review

August 10, 2014

Dough21's Review

February 17, 2013