Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel

Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel

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With this easy-to-follow recipe, orange and lemon peel become an elegant, tart yet sweet confection. .

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Ingredients

  • 6 lemon peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 4 orange peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 C. white sugar + 1/3 C. white sugar for decoration
  • 1 C. water

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Directions

Place lemon and orange peel in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 20 minutes, drain and set aside. In medium saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture reaches thread stage, 230 degrees (108 degrees) on candy thermometer, or small amount dropped in cold water forms a soft thread. Stir in peel, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain. Roll peel pieces, a few at a time, in remaining sugar. Let dry on wire rack several hours. Store in airtight container.

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