Candied Lemon Peel

Candied Lemon Peel

This post is the first of three that details how to make the classic British mince pie. The candied peel is only one small component but I decided to make it from scratch. I used all of the candied peel in my mince pies but candied peel and fruit can be enjoyed on it’s own or a impressive gift. Before this weekend I don’t think I’ve ever tried candied peel but it was surprisingly pleasant. Sweet, tart and with a little bit of a chew to it.

My knife skills leave a lot to be desired but eventually I was able to cut the skin off of four lemons. I didn’t have much luck peeling it off of these lemons (oranges might be easier). I need more practice. While I managed to get the peel off I did not manage to get it off in even strips.

Ingredients

  • 4 lemons
  • 4 cups sugar (plus extra for rolling)
  • 4 cups water
Read the whole recipe on American Cupcake Life