Oven Candied Lemon Slices

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Great to top pies, tarts, cakes, etc. Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens magazine. You can do this with limes and oranges too.

Top Review by jackieliz

Wowwww! I made these as an edible garnish for my 3 year olds "super sour lemonade" birthday cake(she loves Olivia cartoons). They were beautiful, so simple to make and super tasty. After they came out of the oven, I crusted them with sanding sugar for a beautiful look and crunchy texture.; then sliced them in half and used them around the bottom edge of the cake. Everyone loved them and thought I must have spent all day making them.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 small lemons (or limes or oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, etc.)
  • 14 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 275*F.
  2. Liine a 15x10x1" baking pan with parchment paper(or wax paper).
  3. Cut 2 small lemons crosswise into 1/8-1/4 inch thick slices.
  4. Arrange in a single layer on pan.
  5. Sprinkle lemon slices with 1/4 cup sugar.
  6. Bake in at 275*F. 45-50 minutes or until lemons are almost dry and covered with a sugary glaze. While still warm, loosen slices from paper to prevent sticking.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a