Candied Citrus Peel Recipe, an easy and delicious way to use up your citrus peels! Whether it’s oranges, grapefruits, lemons, or limes- these candied citrus peels are amazing!
Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Drying Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours25minutes
Servings 1cup (varies)
Citrus Peel of choice
Rinse fruit and peel. Scrape away any extra fruit that is still attached to the peel. Leaving the pith (the white part on the peel) is okay.
Slice peels into thin strips.
Fill a medium sauce pan halfway with water and bring to a boil. Place sliced peel strips into boiling water a boil for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Using a slotted spoon remove peels from water and place on a cooling rack.
Dump the water from the sauce pan out and add 1 cup of fresh water and 1 cup of sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and the water is boiling.
Add the boiled citrus peels to the sugar water, stir and allow to boil for 10 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon remove peels from the sugar water and place on a cooling rack. You can save the sugar water (aka simple syrup) and use it to make lemonade, or even my mint juleps!
Allow to dry for 2 hours or overnight. Try to separate the pieces to allow maximum air flow.
Toss candied citrus peels in sugar and enjoy!
If you want to dip these in chocolate (which I highly recommend), simply melt chocolate chips in microwave, dip each peel piece and place on a piece of parchment paper (or wax paper). Allow chocolate to harden and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
Store any candied citrus in an airtight container in a cool, dry, place for up to a month!