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Ingredients

  • About 4 oranges, lemons or grapefruit
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided

Steps

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the skins of the citrus into strips.
  2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and blanch strips for 10 seconds.
  3. For a less bitter candy, rinse, repeat the process one more time.
  4. Bring 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil along with the blanched skins.
  5. Simmer on low about 30 minutes, until the skins are soft and the syrup is thick and reduced.
  6. Toss candied strips in 1/2 cup of sugar to coat all sides.
  7. Let dry on a wire rack.