This candied citrus peel makes a great gift, and is delicious tossed into your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
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You will need:
2 grapefruits
4 blood oranges
4 tangerines
2 lemons
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
pinch of salt
1 cup of sugar, to toss peel
  1. Peel citrus, being careful to remove as little of the white pith as possible.
  2. Cut citrus peels in desired shapes (I chose ribbons).
  3. In a heavy bottomed pot, cover the peel with 2” of cold water.
  4. Bring the water to a boil and then drain the peel.
  5. Repeat this process 2
more times to remove any bitterness from the citrus peel.
  6. Bring 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  7. Add the citrus peels to the pot and cook until translucent. Depending on the size of your peels, this will take about 15 minutes.
  8. Toss the slightly dried citrus peel in sugar to coat.
  9. Dry the peels on trays for 1 to 2 hours more until they have firmed up slightly.
  10. Store in airtight containers.

TIP:

These will keep for months but usually get eaten much sooner!

This candied citrus peel makes a great gift, and is delicious tossed into your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
Photography by Frances Janisch

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