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Candied grapefruit peel

Candied grapefruit peel
Not really a dessert, more a kind of sweet. After soakiing, strips of grapefruit skin are cooked very slowly to conservethem in sugar. It's a real treat with coffee at the end of a meal.
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For 350 g, you will need:



Nutritional information:

Whole recipe
Calories
1058
53%
Proteins
4g
2%
Carbohydrates
261g
25%
Fats
0g
0%
 Per 100 g 
Calories
120
6%
Proteins
<1g
<1%
Carbohydrates
30g
3%
Fats
0g
0%
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% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).


Times:

Preparation : 18 min.
Resting : 1 day 4 hours 20 min.
Cooking : 40 min.
Start to finish : 1 day 5 hours 18 min.

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Step by step recipe:


1
Scrub very thoroughly 2 grapefruits, organic if possible. to remove any traces of wax or other products from the skin.

Trim off top and bottom of each grapefruit, then make four cuts through peel.

Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #1
2
Peel grapefruits gently, you should have 4 equal sized pieces of peel per grapefruit.
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #2
3
Use the grapefruit flesh for another recipe, fruit salad for exemple.

Cut each piece of peel into strips about 0.5 cm or ¼ inch wide.

Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #3
4
Put these strips in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave overnight.

Next day, change water and leave about 4 hours longer.

Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #4
5
Drain peel strips and weigh them. Then put in a pan with their weight in sugar, and their weight in water (if possible filtered or mineral to avoid the chlorine taste).
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #5
6
Cook slowly over gentle heat until there is hardly any liquid left.
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #6
7
Drain peel and allow to cool a little (they should still be warm).
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #7
8
Spread out on a non-stick tray.

Leave overnight or longer, until they become a bit firm (to your taste).

Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #8
9
Then roll in a little caster sugar with a fork to coat them lightly.

Keep in an airtight container.

Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #9

Remarks:

It's possible to use other citrus fruit: oranges, lemons, limes and clementines.

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Source:

Home made

Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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