Making Your Own Candied Citrus Peel
It is very easy to make your own candied peel. Orange, lemon and grapefruit work the best. Limes tend to turn a dark colour and are unattractive when candied.
This is my recipe after trying several different recipes and adapting them to what I think makes a good candied peel.
The corn syrup in this recipe prevents the large sugar crystals from forming while the completed peel cools. I squeeze the juice first so nothing is wasted. Then I cut the orange halves into quarters and then remove the flesh and pithy part. Then cut into strips.
These are finished by tossing in fine granulated sugar. Use this peel in recipes that call for chopped candied citrus peel. Or if you want to dress them and serve as a candy, dip in tempered dark chocolate.
Candied Citrus Peel
peel of 3 oranges, 2 grapefruit or 6 lemons
1 c granulated white sugar
3 T corn syrup
3/4 c water
5. Toss the peel in granulated sugar. It is now ready to use or it can be dipped in tempered chocolate.