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 peelsBlanching

Blanch the peels to tenderize them as well as remove any bitterness and concentrate flavor. Fill a large pot with enough water to fully cover the peels and boil over medium heat until tender and almost translucent. Depending on how bitter the peels are, you may need to blanch them more than once, using fresh water each time.