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 peelsCutting the Fruit

To prepare the peels, cut the fruit in quarters. Cut away the fruit and use a sharp knife to scrape off as much of the white pith as possible. More pith can remain on sweeter fruit (it absorbs the syrup well and provides a nice color and texture contrast); for tarter fruit, get as much off as possible without breaking through the fruit skin. Save the fruit pulp to eat later.