Candied Grapefruit Peel

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By David Tanis

Published 2013

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Candied citrus peel is easy to make at home, and, no slight meant to lemons or oranges, grapefruit peel is my hands-down favorite. Fresh grapefruit juice is a bonus part of this project, which is best completed over several days.


  • 6 organic grapefruits
  • 3 cups sugar, plus more for storing the peel
  • 2 cups


Wash and dry the grapefruits. Halve and juice them, reserving the juice for another time, then scrape out the pulp and discard it. Place the rinds in a large stainless steel pot, cover with 6 cups cold water, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer briskly until firm-tender, about 30 minutes. Dr