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 peelsSimple Syrup

Candied peel gets its sweetness from being cooked in simple syrup, a mixture of equal quantities of water and sugar. A little cream of tartar is also added to avoid crystallization. Add drained peels to the simple syrup and simmer, stirring only occasionally, until the temperature reaches 230°F on a candy thermometer.