Wash your lemons thoroughly. With a knife or a sharp peeler, peel each lemon in large strips, leaving the white pith behind; remove any remaining white pith from the peels with a paring knife.
Place the peel in a heavy-bottomed pot and cover with
The peel can be stored (in the syrup) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you want to use the peel for decorative effect, remove the peel from the syrup and roll in granulated sugar. Use immediately or let dry on a rack overnight.
Substitution: Orange peel can be substituted for lemon peel in equal amounts to create a candied orange peel.
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