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How to make candied lemon peels
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Candied Lemon Peel

These candied lemon peels are very easy to make and are perfect for snacking and for your holiday baking.
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:2 hrs
drying time:1 d
Total Time:1 d 2 hrs 10 mins


  • 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


Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied lemon peel
Servings: 1 jar
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Our Gabled Home
Cost: $3