Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel


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


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.

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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.

Roll peel pieces, a few at a time, in remaining sugar. Let dry on wire rack several hours. Store in airtight container.