Candied Citrus Peel

These little guys will spruce up a cake or muffins, dipped in dark chocolate or can be eaten alone! Anyone at any skill level can make these. The method to make these delectable treats is so simple – sugar and fruit.

You can choose from any citrus you prefer – lemons, oranges, tangerines, limes or grapefruit. However, it may be easier if you choose a fruit with thick skin.

Candied Citrus Peel

  • 6 organic citrus fruits
  • 5 cups sugar, divided


  1. Cut the top and bottom off each citrus fruit. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off pieces of the skin, cutting from top to bottom.
  2. Slice peels into 1/4-inch strips or leave in natural shaped pieces.
  3. Place peels in a sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute. Drain and repeat two more times.
  4. Create a simple syrup by mixing 4 cups sugar with 3 cups cold water. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add citrus peels and turn heat down to a simmer. Simmer peels for 1 hour over low heat. Remove from liquid.
  6. Spread remaining sugar evenly on a baking sheet. Roll orange peels in sugar and place on cooling racks to dry, about 3 to 5 hours.


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Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

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Originally published August 3rd, 2012
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