Candied Lemon, Orange, or Grapefruit Peel

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 pound

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Pungent citrus peels, softened by simmering in syrup, then dried with a thin, crisp coating of granulated sugar are just plain wonderful, if you ask us. We find that this fruity, bittersweet old-fashioned confection is one of the few that can hold its own with good, strong after-dinner coffee. And think how virtuous you’ll feel when you transform otherwise wasted peels into such a delicacy.