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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: December 20th 2018

For 500 g, you will need:

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Preservation: Several weels in a closed container.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #1 Get skins from 4 grapefruits , organic if possible, and clean to remove all traces of wax or other products from the skin, then rinse.

You should have 4 equal sized pieces of peel per grapefruit.
Stage 2
7 min.
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #2 Cut each piece of peel into strips about 0.5 cm or ¼ inch wide.
Stage 3
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #3 If you keep some flesh of fruits with skins because you have peel fruit completely, don't remove it, actually it's better.
Stage 4
12 hours
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #4 Put these strips in a pan, cover with cold water and leave overnight.

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

Note: We do that because we want to remove excessive bitter of skins.
Stage 5
4 min.
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #5 After this time, 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).
Stage 6
1 hour
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #6 Cook slowly over gentle heat, stiring from time to time...
Stage 7
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #7 ... until there is hardly any liquid left.
Stage 8
12 hours
Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #8 Spread out on a cooking parchment on a baking sheet.

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

Keep in an airtight container.

Remarks

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

Nutritional information

% 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 500 g : 2.38 €

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