How to make it

  • Use a vegetable peeler to remove the peel from the lemon in vertical strips.
  • Try to remove only the yellow zest, avoiding as much of the white pith as possible.
  • Save the lemon for another use.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the peels with 2 cups cold water.
  • Bring to a boil, then drain off the water.
  • Again add 2 cups cold water, bring to a boil, and drain.
  • Repeat the process a third time, then remove the peels from the pan and set aside.
  • Measure 2 cups of the sugar into the pan and add 1 cup water, whisking until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the peels and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the peels are tender and translucent, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Drain the peels and let cool.
  • Measure the remaining 1/2 cup sugar into a medium bowl and add the peels.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Using a fork or your fingers, remove the peels one at time, gently shaking each to remove excess sugar.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • The peels will keep for several weeks.
  • Use the peels as needed in any recipe that requires candied lemon peels

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  • valinkenmore 9 years ago
    The lemon flavored sugar water would be a great addition to lemonade or my favorite drink, Lemon Drop! Great post - I never knew how to make this!
    Thanks you,
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