Old English Spiced and Fruited Sugar for Apple Pies Etc!

“An easy spiced and fruited sugar, which really adds a "zing" to your apple pies, apple crumbles, cake toppings, baked desserts etc. This spiced sugar mix is based on a 400-year-old English recipe. Spiced sugars were extremely popular in England many centuries ago, they disguised a multitude of sins; and, as spices & citrus fruits were still new & seen as extremely exotic, they were held in high regard and enjoyed especially by Royalty and the Gentry!”
READY IN:
24hrs 5mins
YIELD:
1 225 g Jar
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. If you have no dried citrus zest, first make your dried orange & lemon zest by placing into a warm oven (just after it has been turned off) and leaving it to dry over night; or, if it is summer, cover and leave outside. (Place zest on a tray lined with greaseproof paper.).
  2. When you are ready to make the spiced sugar, simply mix all the spices in with the sugar - mixing well.
  3. Add the dried citrus zest, pour into a clean jar or airtight container and keep in a dark, cool and dry place for up to 3-4 months.
  4. You can make this with fresh citrus zest if you do not intend to keep it for longer than a week or two.
  5. Use in: Apple and all types if Fruit Pies, Crumbles, Sprinkles for Cakes and Bakes, Baked Desserts, Mulled wine & hot Beverages, Fruit salads, Trifles, Compotes and Purees.

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