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Fruit Peel Sparkles

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  Orange peel 3 (From 3 Seedless Oranges)
  Grapefruit peel 1 (From 1 Grapefruit)
  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Unflavored gelatin 1 Teaspoon (From 1 Envelope)

1 Cut orange and grapefruit peels into 1/8-inch-thick strips with scissors.
2 In a large saucepan,place the peels with water to cover.
3 Heat to boiling and simmer for 15 minutes; drain.
4 Repeat cooking with fresh water, then draining, two more times.
5 Return peels to the saucepan.
6 Stir in 2 cups of sugar, corn syrup, ginger, salt and 1 cup water.
7 Heat slowly, stirring often, to boiling, then simmer stirring often from the bottom of pan for 40 minutes, or until most of the syrup is absorbed.
8 Remove from the heat. (Do not overcook, as the syrup will caramelize and turn brown.)
9 In a 1-cup measure, soften gelatin in 1/2 cup water ; blend into the hot peel mixture, stirring until the gelatin dissolves. Let stand until cold.
10 Lift out strips, 1 at a time; roll in 1/2 cup sugar in a pie plate to coat well.
11 Place in a single layer on a wax paper-lined tray or cookie sheet to set.
12 Store in a container with a tight-fitting cover. This peel keeps fragrant and moist for weeks.

13 Use as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2089 Calories from Fat 4

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.49 g0.76%

Saturated Fat 0.12 g0.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 265.3 mg11.1%

Total Carbohydrates 535 g178.3%

Dietary Fiber 9.1 g36.4%

Sugars 503.7 g

Protein 6 g11.9%

Vitamin A 6.9% Vitamin C 181.9%

Calcium 14.4% Iron 7.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fruit Peel Sparkles Recipe