Sunday, January 11, 2009

Candied Citrus Peels

Today I got around to making my candied orange peels! They're okay - if I ever make them again, I'll change a few things from the recipe I used, though.

Here's how to make them (with my modifications included):

1. Peel 6-8 oranges and remove as much of the pith as possible. Cut into strips.

2. Boil peels in water for 5 minutes. Drain and repeat 2 more times. (this helps remove some of the bitter taste)

fresh peels

peels after 3rd boil

3. Combine 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water and 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in a pot. Bring to a boil, then add peels. Turn heat down to medium-low and let simmer for about 45 minutes or until peels are transparent.

4. Pour 1 cup sugar onto a cookie sheet and coat peels in sugar. (be careful, they will be HOT!)

5. Allow to cool on a cookie rack.

and here's what not to do:

burnt lime peels - Mmm!

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