Candied Orange and Grapefruit Peel

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Paramount Desserts

By Christine Manfield

Published 1998

  • About

You may imagine the task of producing candied peel to be laborious, but it’s a fun thing to do when you have some spare time on your hands and an abundance of citrus fruit.


  • peel from 10 oranges or grapefruit, including pith
  • Sugar Syrup
  • castor sugar


  1. Slice the peel into thick chunks, then put it into a large, stainless steel stockpot with plenty of cold water and bring it to a boil. Strain the peel, then cover it with fresh cold water and repeat the blanching process 5 times in all to remove any bitterness.
  2. Put the softened peel into a wide-based saucepan and cover it with sugar syrup. Bring the pan to simm