Candied Citrus Peels Recipe

Total Time:
1 hr


  • Citrus of your choice (you can do more than 1 kind at once)
  • Water
  • Sugar


  1. With a vegetable peeler, peel length wise in a continuous strip, the rind from the citrus.  Remove any white pith from the inside of the peel (we scrap with a knife blade for this.)
  2. Bring 1 part water to 1 part sugar to boil in a saucepan (for zest of two oranges we’ll use 2 cup water, 2 cup sugar.)
  3. Add citrus peels and boil over medium for 30-45 minutes.  Strain, reserving liquid (now a tasty citrus syrup for other culinary delights.)
  4. Pour about 1 cup sugar in a bowl.  Toss candied peels in sugar, then separate and allow to air dry on a sheet of foil.

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