candied lemon peel

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Rose Mary Mogan
from Sauk Village, IL

I created the candied lemon peel to use as a garnish for my 3 Layer Lemon Cheese Cake. I try to use everything,& simply hated to throw out the lemons after I had squeezed them,& I used the zest of some of them, but the ones that I did not zest, those are the ones I candied. These are great to use as a garnish, in cakes or cookies, & you can even dip them in chocolate once they are candied. Add a little decorators sugar, & watch how they glisten, & liven up your dessert.This is a simple recipe of combining equal parts of sugar & water, then cooking for about 30 minutes. It's So simple.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves Makes 2 whole lemons sliced
prep time 5 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For candied lemon peel

  • 2 lg
    lemons sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    water
  • decorators sugar for garnish if desired
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How To Make candied lemon peel

  • 1
    Slice lemons into thin slices. I used lemons after I had gotten the juice out. Made them candied to avoid throwing them away. But you can use whole lemon slices.
  • 2
    Create a simple syrup by Combining equal parts water & sugar in a medium size sauce pan. Place over low heat, then stir till sugar has dissolved.
  • 3
    Bring liquid to a boil, then add the lemon slices and cook over medium high heat, stirring occassionally to prevent sticking till mixture becomes syrupy and candied about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 4
    Use as a garnish on or in cakes and cookies, and you can also dip them in melted chocolate to have as a dissert. Or package and give away to a friend. To liven the fruit sprinkle with white or colored decorators sugar, then place on top of your dessert.
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