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Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel

Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel Recipe


Candied citrus peels make an elegant confection. Enjoy them plain, dipped in tempered chocolate, or as a garnish on other desserts.


  • 6 lemon (2-1/8" dia)s lemon peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 4 fruit, (2-5/8" dia, sphere)s orange peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup white sugar for decoration


  1. Place lemon and orange peel in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 20 minutes, drain and set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture reaches thread stage, 230 degrees F (108 degrees C) on candy thermometer, or small amount dropped in cold water forms a soft thread. Stir in peel, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain.
  3. Roll peel pieces, a few at a time, in remaining sugar. Let dry on wire rack several hours. Store in airtight container.

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Nutritional Information

Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 153.9
% Daily Value *
carbohydrates: 13 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 2 %
saturated fat:
vitamin a iu:
niacin equivalents:
vitamin b6: 1 %
vitamin c: 11 %
calcium: 1 %
calories from fat:
percent of calories from carbs:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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