Candied grapefruit peel

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Candied grapefruit peel
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For 500 g, you will need:


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21 min.1 day1 hour1 day 1 hour 21 min.

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1Get 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.
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2Cut each piece of peel into strips about 0.5 cm or ¼ inch wide.Candied grapefruit peel : etape 25
3If you keep some flesh of fruits with skins because you have peel fruit completely, don't remove it, actually it's better.Candied grapefruit peel : etape 25
4Put 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.
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5After 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).Candied grapefruit peel : etape 25
6Cook slowly over gentle heat, stiring from time to time...Candied grapefruit peel : etape 25
7... until there is hardly any liquid left.Candied grapefruit peel : etape 25
8Spread out on a cooking parchment on a baking sheet.

Leave overnight or longer, until they become a bit firm (to your taste).
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9Then roll in a little caster sugar with a fork to coat them lightly.

Keep in an airtight container.
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It's possible to use other citrus fruit: oranges, lemons, limes and clementines.
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