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    Candied Grapefruit Peel

    Candied Grapefruit Peel. Photo by Chef*Lee

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    55 mins

    45 mins

    10 mins

    Bev's Note:

    You can subsitute or add orange peel to this recipe. This is wonderful to have around the house at holiday time, to have on hand for guests or to wrap for to give as a gift. From Gourmet Magazine.

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    1. 1
      With peel still on fruit, quarter peel lengthwise then remove, keeping pieces of peel intact.
    2. 2
      Reserve fruit for another use.
    3. 3
      Diagonally cut pieces of peel into 1/3-inch-wide strips.
    4. 4
      Put peel in a 3-quart saucepan filled with cold water and bring slowly to a boil over moderate heat.
    5. 5
      Boil 1 minute and drain.
    6. 6
      Repeat procedure 4 times to remove bitterness.
    7. 7
      Have ready a lightly oiled large rack set in a shallow baking pan.
    8. 8
      Bring regular granulated sugar and water to a boil in a large heavy skillet, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
    9. 9
      Add peel and boil, stirring, until most of syrup is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
    10. 10
      Turn out peel onto rack, separating pieces.
    11. 11
      Dry candied peel, uncovered, at room temperature until only slightly sticky, 4 to 8 hours.
    12. 12
      Toss, a few pieces at a time, in superfine sugar, shaking off excess.
    13. 13
      Cooks' notes: If sugar syrup begins to crystallize on peel, turn out of skillet immediately.
    14. 14
      Peel will still be good but will have a different appearance and won’t need a sugar coating.
    15. 15
      Candied peel keeps in an airtight container at room temperature 1 week or chilled 1 month.
    16. 16
      If chilled peel becomes too moist, pat dry and reroll in sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 24, 2003


    • on January 26, 2009


      Great recipe with good directions. These little guys are addictive! Thanks for posting the recipe, Bev.

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    • on December 19, 2008


      Fabulous recipe!! I had the best time making these!!! I always like to use the peel of citrus as well as the fruit part because it has so much flavor and I hate to waste it!! This is such a great holiday recipe too, I cannot wait to try this with oranges, limes, etc!!! I did all my boiling while I was doing other things in the kitchen so it was really easy and no hassle plus since the pot was already hot each time I drained it, it came to a boil faster the next time! I tossed mine in the sugar after four hours of drying, they worked perfectly!! These taste just wonderful, like grapefruit candy with a little sour bite. So beautiful too!!! I will definitely make these again, they will be a great garnish or ingredient to all sorts of dishes, thanks so very much for posting!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Candied Grapefruit Peel

    Serving Size: 1 (990 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 37.7
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 0.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 8.8 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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