Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Candied Citrus

Use the whole fruit, nothing but the fruit,…and maybe a little sugar. This is a great way to use up any citrus peel (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit). Literally, all it takes is water, sugar, and leftover peel! A beautiful garnish, a sugary sweet, and a great way to use up whole fruit!

4 small-medium lemons (juice, remove flesh, and cut into 2x¼ inch pieces)
1 cup sugar (extra for dusting)
In a medium saucepan, bring lemon peel and 2 cups water to a boil. Drain and repeat. This process removes the bitterness.
Next, boil 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain, and reserve the lemon syrup if you like. Cool on parchment paper and roll on a plate with sugar.
Use as a garnish, dip in chocolate, or simply enjoy with coffee.

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