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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Candied Citrus Peels

Use orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit peels,
some sugar, water and a little time to make
colorful and tasty candied citrus peels.
Dip them in melted chocolate for a treat.
In this recipe I used orange peels.

4 oranges
4 cups or more water
2 cups sugar

Peel oranges and cut peels in 1/8" strips.
Place the peels in a saucepan with 1 cup
water and bring to a boil, drain water and
add in another cup of cold water, bring to boil.
Drain water and add in another cup of cold water.
Bring to a boil and remove water and peels from pan.
Place 1 cup sugar in pan with 1 cup water, bring to
a boil and add in the orange peels to the pan.
Simmer for 15 minutes or until the water has evaporated
and a sugary syrup is coating the orange peels.
Place 1 cup sugar on a baking sheet and place peels
all around on the sugar, cover peels with more sugar.
Use your hands to move candie peels around the sheet
to sort of keep themseperated to dry and cool.
This took mine about 15 minutes and then I placed
the candied orange peels in an air tight container.

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