Candied Orange and Lemon Peel | Preparation for Christmas Cake

Last  year when I was shopping for dried fruits & nuts for soaking in Brandy, I scoured the neighborhood thoroughly looking for some candied orange and lemon peel.

Candied Orange/ Citrus Peel

Candied Orange/ Citrus Peel

I didn’t find. I found it in a gourmet store for exorbitant prices. I bought little to just add the jazz to my Eggless Christmas cake.

This year I realized that I am dumb and I can easily make it at home.

I set out to prove myself less dumb than projected. :)

Candied Orange/ Citrus Peel

Candied Orange/ Citrus Peel

I started with making Candied Lemon Peel and ended up caramelizing it. Again dumb! But it still tasted good… very good!

So I made the second attempt at Candied Orange Peel – I got perfect result. So much so that I had to keep out a whole cup of Candied Orange Peel for V to snack upon.

Candied Orange/ Citrus Peel

Candied Orange/ Citrus Peel

In his words, it leaves a very good aftertaste and he loves munching on 1-2 peel every night before sleep to leave great taste in his mouth.

When he praises something with so many words, I bow down as he is very hard to please!

Candied Orange/ Citrus Peel & Ginger

Candied Orange/ Citrus Peel & Ginger

You can use the same recipe or process to candy any citrus peel. Though the timing will vary upon thickness of the peel and quantity.


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  1. Things that leave a good aftertaste are hard to come by…and you excel in those

  2. Your line “This year I realized I am dumb” is so cute. :)
    I realize that more than once. :D

  3. Looks interesting and easy and thanks for linking.

  4. Thankyou for linking this lovely recipe to Lets cook preserves, jams and chutneys event.It looks great.

  5. I can smell the greatness of this from here! Yum!

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