How to Candy Citrus Peels

Date Added: Dec 4, 2011 Cooking Techniques Baking and Pastry
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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

15 mins

Ready In

25 mins



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A beautiful and delicious garnish for your next dessert or pastry cake. In this video, Chef Gerard uses lemon and orange but you can use any citrus you desire, even grapefruit or lime.


  • 1  Each Lemon
  • 1
  • 1  Each Orange
  • 2
  • 3  Cup(s) Water
  • 3
  • 4  Cup(s) Sugar
  • 4


    1. Cut ends off of lemon and orange
    2. Slice down skins of fruit
    3. Remove rind from peels
    4. Slice peels into desired equal size
    5. Place into a sauce pot
    6. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar
    7. Bring to a boil over medium high heat
    8. Stir
    9. Strain water and reserve water (water will now be a simple syrup)
    10. Repeat this process two more times
    11. Store peels in reserved simple syrup in an air tight container
    12. Once you're ready to use peels, place on a paper towel and pat dry
    13. Place peels in a bowl with the extra cup of sugar and toss to coat

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