Candied Citrus Peels blow any gummy candy away! Many people only think to make orange peels like this, but actually lemon and lime are just as delicious! One they cool completely you can take it an extra step and coat them in chocolate. These make great gifts, so line a tin with parchment and start making these delicious treats today! #Vegetarian #SoNomNom4u #CandiedCitrusPeels
5 citrus fruit peelings (mix and/or match oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes!)
2 cups water
2 cups + 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 200°F
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Remove the peel of each piece of citrus. To do this, cut fruit in half and cut each half in half so you have quarters. Now, carefully take a knife and slide it between the fruit and the peel until the fruit comes off the peel. Place fruit in a zipper bag. Take the peel and cut it lengthwise in 4 strips. set aside and repeat with each quartered piece until all fruits are set aside in a zipper bag and the peels are collected onto a plate.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add citrus peels. Boil until the peels become translucent. Drain water and fill back up with 2 cups of fresh water and 2 cups of sugar.
Heat until sugar dissolves. Add citrus peels and stir. boil in sugar water for about 5 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the transparent peels and place them into a fine mesh sieve. When they are all in the sieve, shake gently to remove all excess liquid. After they are no longer dripping, dumo the peels in a bowl with half cup sugar. Toss to coat and remove from sugar with a slotted spoon. Shake off excess sugar.
Now, place peels on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, or until peels are dry.
Once they are dry, remove from oven and cool completely. When completely cooled, remove from baking dish and store/eat!
Now is the time to make chocolate dipped peels if you wish! To do that, Click here to view our recipe for Chocolate Coated Candied Citrus Peels.