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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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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 350 g, you will need:

Change for: 175 g 350 g 700 g 1 kg 50 g

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1 Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #1Scrub 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.
3 min.
2 Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #2Peel grapefruits gently, you should have 4 equal sized pieces of peel per grapefruit. 3 min.
3 Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #3Use 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.
5 min.
4 Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #4Put these strips in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave overnight.

Next day, change water and leave about 4 hours longer.
16 min.
5 Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #5Drain 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). 2 min.
6 Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #6Cook slowly over gentle heat until there is hardly any liquid left. 40 min.
7 Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #7Drain peel and allow to cool a little (they should still be warm). 20 min.
8 Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #8Spread out on a non-stick tray.

Leave overnight or longer, until they become a bit firm (to your taste).
12 min.
9 Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #9Then roll in a little caster sugar with a fork to coat them lightly.

Keep in an airtight container.
5 min.

Remarks

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

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
10584 gr261 gr0 gr
53 %2 %25 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
120<1 gr30 gr0 gr
6 %<1 %3 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 350 g : 1.18 €

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