By twissis on October 14, 2006
Photo by cookiedog
Photo by cookiedog
"Right after joining RZ, I tried & was not able to find a recipe for candied limes, but Chef Neta kindly helped me find this 1 at the Food Network website. Twice since then questions have come up about candied limes, so I thot I would post the recipe. I modified the prep slightly to make it easier & more clear. I use the slices mainly to garnish lime-based beverages, desserts or baked goods, but also cut in sml pieces to add color & flavor to trail mix or add as a sml item to add variety & color to gift baskets. There are prob many more uses that have not occurred to me. Time does not include the drying time."
Serving Size: 1 (37 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Thanks for posting."
"these were very very delicious and yummy.i'm planning to triple the recipe and give some to my friends to enjoy.i removed the zest of the limes with my hand grater, don't like it to be too bitter."
"I was given some limes recently and decided that candied peel would be a great way of using them. However this recipe gave me a lot of grief. I tripled the recipe using 9 limes and when I blanched them a lot of juice came out in the water. When I boiled them in the sugar syrup, even more came out making them watery and tart. I then put them on a rack to dry but they remained soggy so in despair I threw them back into the pot and boiled them for another half hour with a lot of sugar. This time they candied up properly and I was able to dry them on a rack. However when I tried them., the peel was very tough and hard to chew although the flavour of the inside part was fine if a little bitter. I am not sure what went wrong and didn't want to leave a rating. It could be the limes we have in Greece, the fact that I have never made anything remotely like this before or maybe the cooking time was wrong. Is there something I can do to make the peel softer?"
"These are pretty little things! I used 1 large and three key limes. I plan on using them to decorate a key lime pie. Thanks Twissis for bringing this recipe to Zaar!"
"Thanks for sharing these little bursts of sunshine Twissis. The lime slices were very easy to work with. It was a quick dish to make. The end result was a semi sweet tart lime slice. I can't wait to start using the candied lime in different dishes."
"Great idea for preserving all those extra limes from my lime tree! Used to garnish mojitos and key lime pie."