Candied Orange Peel

Candied Cara Cara Orange Peels from Healthy Green Kitchen

Have you ever tasted homemade candied citrus peel? It’s a far cry from any store bought version you may have tried in the past, I assure you.

Candied Cara Cara Orange Peels from Healthy Green Kitchen

This recipe for candied orange peel makes for a somewhat lengthy project (it takes 2 weeks total), but there’s very little actual work involved, and the results are SO worth it. I urge you to give it a try before winter’s really over, while you can still find beautiful citrus.

Candied Orange Peels from Healthy Green Kitchen

This method for candied peel comes from A Country Cook’s Kitchen, a charming book I picked up a few months ago. The author states that candied peel made this way will last for several months in an airtight container, but I am pretty sure my family will eat through ours long before then.

Though I haven’t tried it, I am pretty sure this method will work for grapefruit peel and lemon peel, as well (I’d use Meyer lemons). You’ll need fewer grapefruits but more lemons if you decide to go either of those routes.

Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Peel from Healthy Green Kitchen

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sea salted chocolate tart

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Chewy Fair-Trade Chocolate Mint Cookies

chocolate mint cookies

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