DIY Candied Lemon And Orange Peel – Recipe

DIY Candied Lemon And Orange Peel - Recipe

I never thought candied lemon and orange peel is so easy to make at home! 😀 And it’s a great way to use up citrus peels. Homemade candied citrus peel is so flavorful and delicious on its own, but you can also use it for cookies, cassata siciliana, or dip them in chocolate for an unusual holiday treat.

diy candied lemon orange lime peel tutorial

You’ll need:

  • 4 organic lemons or oranges *
  • 350g sugar
  • 150ml water

* I also tried candied lime peel but that’s too bitter.

diy candied lemon orange citrus peel tutorial

Wash and peel the citrus fruits. It’s not necessary to remove the white pith (the boiling reduces the bitterness).

diy candied citrus peel recipe cut peel into thin strips

Cut citrus peels into thin strips.

diy candied lemon peel recipe boil and drain the citrus peel

Cover citrus peels with water, bring to a boil, then drain. Repeat this 2 times. Now simmer sugar and water till the sugar is dissolved, then add citrus peels and simmer for about 1 hour. Add more water if necessary – the sugar shouldn’t caramelize.

diy candied orange peel in syrup
Candied orange peel in syrup

You can either store candied citrus peels in syrup, or drain them, or roll them in sugar.

diy candied orange citrus peel sugar-coated

Place drained/ sugar-coated citrus peel on plates and let them dry for a day at room temperature. Store candied peels in airtight glass jars in the fridge.

diy sugar coated candied orange peel recipe
Sugar-coated candied orange peel

4 oranges yield about 560g candied orange peel, and 4 lemons yield about 320g candied lemon peel.

diy sugar coated chocolate dipped candied lemon orange citrus peel glass
Sugar-coated and chocolate-dipped candied citrus peel

diy candied lemon orange citrus peel recipe chocolate dipped glass

Use leftover syrup for baking, as sweetener for tea, or instead of honey on bread.

diy chocolate dipped candied citrus peel recipe tutorial

2 thoughts on “DIY Candied Lemon And Orange Peel – Recipe

    1. Yes, isn’t it great that one can use up citrus peel? And homemade candied citrus peel is more flavorful than store-bought. 🙂

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