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Well Seasoned — technique

How to Candy Citrus Peel

Home Cook's Pantry citrus recipe technique

Wash your citrus well, scrubbing off any dirt or ink from the supermarket.  Using a vegetable peeler, peel off 1/2″ wide strips of the peel, careful not to include the white pith. Save the rest of the fruit for another recipe or meal.Combine 1 cup water and 2 cups sugar to make a simple syrup.  Heat over medium-low heat until sugar is completely dissolved.Add peel slices to simple syrup and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until peel starts to soften.  Remove from heat and dredge peel pieces in granulated sugar.  Arrange on a baking sheet and dry overnight.

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