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Candied Citrus Peel

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What is it?

Candied citrus peel, or citron, is the rind of any citrus that is boiled in sugar syrup until preserved in sugar crystals. Citron is a welcome addition to baked goods, sprinkled over ice cream, or dipped in chocolate to make orangettes, a classic French confection. 

Candied citrus peels can be a great addition to your favorite desserts and drinks. Here are a few ways to use them.

• Top a lemon meringue pie with candied lemon peels, or
a dark chocolate ganache tart with candied mandarin
orange peels.
• Mix a handful of finely chopped candied peels into batters for muffins, breads, or cakes.
• Sprinkle chopped candied peels over ice cream or yogurt.
• Garnish citrus-based cocktails with candied peels.
• Mix finely chopped candied peels into streusel toppings for muffins and cakes.

How to prep:

The easiest way to get delicious candied peels: blanch them, smmer them in simple syrup, then drain them and roll them in granualted sugar. Get the recipe for Candied Citrus Peel.

How to store:

Store candied peels in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

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