Citrus is one of my favorite flavors, so I was excited to try these Candied Orange and Lemon Peels. They’re easy to make and look so pretty when they’re done. You can use whatever citrus you like. For this recipe I used orange peels and lemon peels, but I think that limes and grapefruit would work just as well.
For best results, carefully peel the citrus fruit and do your best not to get too much of the white pith. Use a sharp knife, like a Paring Knife or Trimmer, to cut the peels into 1/4″ strips.
After that it’s a matter of boiling the peels, cooking them in a sugary syrup, coating them with sugar and letting them dry. How easy is that.
Eat the candied citrus peels right from the jar, dip them in chocolate or use them to decorate cakes and cookies. They also make a nice addition to a holiday gift basket.