Candied Mixed Peel

I needed some candied peel for my Christmas cakes and after hunting around for it in every supermarket here in Spain I decided to have a go at making it.  It is very simple and the outcome is much better than the shop bought.  It’s delicious as a sweet too, you could even dip it in chocolate and give it away as a Christmas gift 🙂

I had a look at a few recipes online, they are more or less the same, this Martha Stewart recipe is a good one;

http://www.marthastewart.com/313211/candied-citrus-peels

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Simple ingredients

Ingredients:

2 Oranges

4 Un-waxed lemons

3 Clementines

4 cups caster sugar plus extra for sprinkles

4 cups water

parchment paper

Method:

Make 6 incisions into each piece of fruit, skin only.

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Peel back the skin…

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Cut away any excess pith.

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Cut each section into slithers about 0.5cm wide.

Pop into a large pan and fill with cold water.

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Place on a high heat and bring to the boil, once boiling drain the fruit and repeat 2 more times.

After 3 times in total let the fruit peel sit in a colander to drain a little.

In a pan add the sugar and water bring to a boil and let the sugar dissolve, stir it. Once it is dissolved add the fruit peel and let it simmer for about an hour, or until the fruit turns translucent.

Remove from the heat. I let it cool a little in the syrup but not fully, then place onto a sheet of parchment, in a single layer..

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Then sprinkle over more sugar.

Pop into a pre-heated oven on the lowest setting for another 30 minutes to dry out.

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xxx

Like I said you can just eat these as they are, dip them in chocolate and give them away as gifts or use them in your Christmas Cake as I have.

Enjoy xxx

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Candied mixed peel

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by Lululemonandlace

Ingredients:

2 Oranges

4 Un-waxed lemons

3 Clementines

4 cups caster sugar plus extra for sprinkles

4 cups water

parchment paper

Method:

Make 6 incisions into each piece of fruit, skin only.

Peel back the skin…

Cut away any excess pith.

Cut each section into slithers about 0.5cm wide.

Pop into a large pan and fill with cold water.

Place on a high heat and bring to the boil, once boiling drain the fruit and repeat 2 more times.

After 3 times in total let the fruit peel sit in a colander to drain a little.

In a pan add the sugar and water bring to a boil and let the sugar dissolve, stir it. Once it is dissolved add the fruit peel and let it simmer for about an hour, or until the fruit turns translucent.

Remove from the heat. I let it cool a little in the syrup but not fully, then place onto a sheet of parchment, in a single layer..

Then sprinkle over more sugar.

Pop into a pre-heated oven on the lowest setting for another 30 minutes to dry out.

Like I said you can just eat these as they are, dip them in chocolate and give them away as gifts or use them in your Christmas Cake as I have.

Lulu xxx

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