Candied Citrus Slices- Lemon or Lime

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

These look so pretty decorating the tops or lemon bars, pies, or cakes. From Better Homes and Gardens.


  1. In large skillet combine water and sugar; bring to boiling.
  2. Add 2 lemons or 10 key limes, thinly sliced. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 1 or 2 minutes or until just softened.
  3. Transfer to rack; cool.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful and fast recipe! I also did 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of sugar and it turned out great. After the limes cooked for about 2-3 minutes I dipped the them in sugar for the granulized look and put them on the cooling rack.

TIP, save and refridgerate any of the water/sugar combo left for a lime based simple syrup for cocktails!!

ATLJenn May 05, 2012

Good and easy. I used a 50/50 ratio of water to sugar and simmered a little longer. Put them on some parchment paper to cool and then right on my cake!

jimjam63 February 21, 2012