Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Citrus Peel

There's always a bunch of pressure with gift giving during the holidays. DANG!  It can be overwhelming! I like to make edible gifts for my friends & family each year because it works well with my budget and I get to flex my kitchen prowess. RAWR!  The act of making edible gifts also calms me in a way standing in line at a department store CANNOT.

This year Candied Citrus Peel will be one of the edible gifts I give. They're made with love!

It takes a little bit of time (about a day to cure) but once you're done, you're left with 6 jars of awesomeness. These candied peels are delicious on their own, but can REALLY enhance a cocktail. You could also blend them up in a food processor and you'll instantly have citrus sugar. It's amazing on buttered toast or on top of a muffin. You could go a step further and dip them in chocolate. How about that?!


  • 2 grapefruits
  • 4 lemons
  • 4 cups sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 4 cups water
Read the whole recipe on Shutterbean