Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel

  • PrepTime: 10 Mins
  • CookTime: 30 Mins
  • TotalTime: 4 Hrs 40 Mins


  1. 6 lemon peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  2. 4 orange peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  3. 2 cups white sugar
  4. 1 cup water
  5. ⅓ cup white sugar for decoration


  1. Place lemon and orange peel in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 20 minutes, drain and set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture reaches thread stage, 230 degrees F (108 degrees C) on candy thermometer, or small amount dropped in cold water forms a soft thread. Stir in peel, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain.
  3. Roll peel pieces, a few at a time, in remaining sugar. Let dry on wire rack several hours. Store in airtight container.
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