Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 hrs 30 mins
These are great plain, but also look (and taste) great with Lady Baltimore Cake (With Frosting)! (I always save some for my mother to snack on!)
- 3 oranges
- 2 lemons
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 cup Grand Marnier
- 3⁄4 cup raw sugar or 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar, for coating
- Cut the oranges into eight sections and remove the pulp from the peel.
- Using a sharp paring knife, cut away as much of the white pith as possible from the peel.
- Cut the remaining orange peel in half (or into strips).
- Place the orange zests and half of 1 of the lemons in a large saucepan. Add water to cover and bring to a boil for 15 seconds. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again. Discard the lemon half.
- Repeat step 4 two more times, each time covering the zests with fresh water and adding another lemon half.
- Combine the 3 cups water and the sguar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the zests and the remaining lemon half. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 15 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the Grand Marnier. Leave the zests in the liquid, loosely covered, for at least 12 hours.
- Remove the zests from the liquid and set them on paper towels to drain. Roll them in the sugar, pressing sugar into the zests.
- Allow zests to dry slightly before serving.
- Store in an airtight container.