Well whatduhwe have here. Candied citrus peels. I know it’s not a good ole snickers bar, but it’s actually a little better and could possibly be healthier. Hmmm, now that I think about it I did use a
lot little bit of sugar. While I was cutting the skin off of I decided to try a teeny tiny bite of a peeling (urghhh not a good thing). I just looked at myself in an imaginary mirror and said “Jade, just wait till you cook these suckers down”. Wanna know how I made them and what my final thoughts are? Let’s get started.
I love how beautiful they looked in these little containers!! Don’t you agree!
♥ 1 naval orange
♥ 2 lemons
♥ 1 grapefruit
♥ baby jars
♥ paring knife
♥ nutmeg (personal amount)
♥ sugar (personal amount)
The day before I soak my baby bottles in ice cold water. This helps loosen the paper.
(Trust me it works)
I like to use a paring knife for this next step but if you don’t have one use whatever knife you have. You want to peel the fruit carefully. That bitter white pith needs to stay it’s tail as much on the fruit as possible. I mean, it’s ok if “some” stay on the peels but just try to not put too much.
When you are done butchering your beautiful oranges and lemons slice them babies into strips like this. I keep them in separate piles because I don’t like them mixed up! I sorta wish these were fruity gummy worms.
When you ready to get cray cray we will combine 4 cups of water with 2 cups of sugar in a small pot. Heat this until you see a cool looking boil and leave it for 4-5 minutes. Make sure to stir while this is going on. We want to spread out the sugar and allow it to dissolve evenly.
This is what you want to do next:
♥ Reduce heat and simmer for about 5-7 minutes (pop your oven on 200 degrees while this is taking place)
♥ Take them out of water and lay them on a rack to cool off
♥ Once they are cool pop these suckers in the oven to dry out. Leave them in the oven for about 1 hour
♥ When you take them out of the oven sprinkle sugar and nutmeg on them
♥ Last thing to do it EAT THEM!
Store them in a DRY location. I gave some as gifts so that is why I used little baby food jars. Mason jars work good too!
They are good for about a week
I fell in love with these faceted oranges. I could jump through the screen to eat these juicy suckers.
After I made mine, I put a little black pepper on them. I personally love pepper so this is not mandatory.
If you are giving them as a gift you can throw a sticky label on them to identify the citrus. I used some from Martha Stewart’s line at staples. I love these so much. I have stock in them, fa reelz!
I made brownies and
threw gently placed some peels on top.
NUMMMMMM! I hope you enjoyed this post.
Would you add different spices on top of your? Let me know in the comment section below. See you in the next post Jaderbugs