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Quick Crystallized Citrus Peel

  Grapefruit 1 Medium
  Oranges 2
  Water 2 Quart
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Select bright fruit with a thick peel.
Wash, cut into halves, and remove pulp and membrane inside.
Cut peel into 3/4-inch strips or into wedges.
Place in saucepan and cover with 2 quarts water.
Boil for 5 minutes.
Drain; repeat process 3 times to remove bitter flavor.
Do not boil more than 5 minutes each time, or fruit will be overcooked.
Drain peel and lay on kitchen towels.
Press gently to remove excess moisture.
Combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water.
Boil until sugar is dissolved.
Add drained peel and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
Cover and let stand overnight.
Then cook over low heat until most of the syrup is absorbed.
Watch for scorching.
Lift peel from syrup and roll in granulated sugar.
Place on rack to cool.
Roll again in sugar.
Store in container with a loose lid.
Peel will keep for 2 to 3 weeks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Vegan, Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1774 Calories from Fat 8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.93 g1.4%

Saturated Fat 0.12 g0.58%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 0 mg

Total Carbohydrates 457 g152.2%

Dietary Fiber 10.6 g42.2%

Sugars 428.7 g

Protein 4 g7.4%

Vitamin A 28.1% Vitamin C 402.5%

Calcium 18.1% Iron 3.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Quick Crystallized Citrus Peel Recipe