Candied Citrus Peels
Edible Gifts

Candied Citrus Peels

Gifting gold. These citrus rinds-turned-candy make for a healthy, but sweet low-waste treat. Perfect for gifting in your Containers and, dare we say, better than a box of chocolates?


To Grab

  • 3 oranges
  • 4 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar

* you can also use limes or grapefruit. 


To Do

  1. Cut citrus peels, using a vegetable peeler, into long 1/4 inch wide strips. The white part (the pith) is bitter, so remove as much as possible with a knife.
  2. Boil peel in a pot with water for 15 mins. Drain and rinse at least 4 times to reduce bitter flavor.
  3. Add sugar to 1 cup water and bring to boil. Add citrus, simmer on low for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally until peels become translucent.
  4. Remove hot peels and place in bowl of sugar. Toss to coat.
  5. Spread candied citrus peels out on a wire rack to cool and dry for up to 2 days.


Photography and Food Styling by Suzi Hyun
Words by Emilie Swan


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