How to Make Candied Citrus Peels

Easy-to-follow instructions to make your own candied citrus peels.

By Victoria von Biel


How to make candied citrus peelsChoose Organic Fruit

Since most pesticide residue is found in the skin, it’s important to use organic fruit when making candied citrus peels. Most but not all organic citrus is unwaxed. If you can find only waxed organic citrus, use a vegetable scrubber or clean toothbrush to remove the coating. The sweetest citrus fruits—‘Meyer’ lemons, clementines, ‘Minneola’ tangelos, pomelos, honey tangerines—yield the sweetest candy, but grapefruit also works well.