Candied Orange Peels Recipe

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Peels from 3 large oranges, grapefruits or lemons*
1 tsp. salt
3 cups sugar


  1. Cut the peel on each fruit into quarters.
  2. Pull the peel off in these quarter sections.
  3. Slice the orange peels into 1/4 inch-wide strips.
  4. Place the peels into a saucepan.
  5. Add salt and cover with cold water.
  6. Boil 15 minutes.
  7. Pour off water and add fresh water.
  8. Boil 20 minutes.
  9. Change water again and boil another 20 minutes.
  10. Drain.
  11. Cover with 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup water.
  12. Simmer, stirring constantly, until all the syrup has boiled away. Do not let the peels scorch.
  13. Spread on wax paper.
  14. Roll peels in remaining sugar.
  15. Let dry.
  16. Store in an airtight container. Keeps one week or can be frozen.


*If you use non-organic fruit, wash the peels thoroughly before peeling.