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How to make candied lemon peels

Candied Lemon Peel

These candied lemon peels are very easy to make and are perfect for snacking and for your holiday baking.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candied lemon peel
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
drying time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 110kcal
Author Our Gabled Home
Cost $3


  • 3-5 big lemons
  • 2 cups organic sugar
  • 2+ cups water


  • Wash lemons thoroughly.
  • With a sharp knife score the lemons from the top to the bottom.
  • Gently pull the peel away from the lemons with your hands.
  • Cut the peels in thin strips and place them in a medium sauce pot.
  • Cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain the water and repeat this process 2 more times.
  • To the drained lemon peels add 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water.
  • Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Simmer the lemon peels for about 1 hour.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer the lemon peels to a drying rack. Let them drain and dry for about 24 hours.
  • Use for snacking, in your favorite recipe, or to decorate cocktail glasses.
    How to make candied lemon peels