Candied Grapefruit Peel

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“You can subsitute or add orange peel to this recipe. This is wonderful to have around the house at holiday time, to have on hand for guests or to wrap for to give as a gift. From Gourmet Magazine.”
45 strips

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With peel still on fruit, quarter peel lengthwise then remove, keeping pieces of peel intact.
  2. Reserve fruit for another use.
  3. Diagonally cut pieces of peel into 1/3-inch-wide strips.
  4. Put peel in a 3-quart saucepan filled with cold water and bring slowly to a boil over moderate heat.
  5. Boil 1 minute and drain.
  6. Repeat procedure 4 times to remove bitterness.
  7. Have ready a lightly oiled large rack set in a shallow baking pan.
  8. Bring regular granulated sugar and water to a boil in a large heavy skillet, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  9. Add peel and boil, stirring, until most of syrup is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  10. Turn out peel onto rack, separating pieces.
  11. Dry candied peel, uncovered, at room temperature until only slightly sticky, 4 to 8 hours.
  12. Toss, a few pieces at a time, in superfine sugar, shaking off excess.
  13. Cooks' notes: If sugar syrup begins to crystallize on peel, turn out of skillet immediately.
  14. Peel will still be good but will have a different appearance and won’t need a sugar coating.
  15. Candied peel keeps in an airtight container at room temperature 1 week or chilled 1 month.
  16. If chilled peel becomes too moist, pat dry and reroll in sugar.

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