After one bite of this delicious treat, you'll never throw away another citrus peel! You only need four ingredients and saucepan to create candied citrus peels at home. Get your stovetop and sweet tooth ready to start creating this fun recipe.
To begin, you will need 1 pink grapefruit, 2 oranges, and 2 lemons, as well as 3 1/2 cups of sugar. First, you will need to score each of the citrus fruits in 6 sections for the grapefruit and 4 sections for the oranges and lemons, top to bottom.
Next, put the peels in a 4-quart saucepan with cold water that covers the peels. Bring the water to a boil, then drain and repeat this process twice more. This step ensures that the bitterness will be removed from the peels.
Once it has reached a boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and stir occasionally. Keep this heat until the peels have become translucent and syrup has started to form bigger bubbles. This process takes about 90 minutes.
Next, drain the peels and discard the syrup (or save for other delicious uses). Spread the peels over a nonreactive cool rack on top of a parchment-lined baking sheet. The peels will need to dry for 2-3 hours.
Check out the step-by-step directions in this video!
The benefits of citrus are taken to a sweet level with this easy recipe! It may seem time-consuming, but the end product is totally worth the wait. Try it out with your favorite citrus fruit but be prepared to share with your family!