Candied Grapefruit Peel

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Candied Grapefruit Peel

Whether your swimming in grapefruit (like we are) or got a great deal at the nearest farmers market, a grapefruit can be enjoyable from seed to peel.


Peel of 3 grapefruit

Water (used 3 different times)

3.5 cups of sugar.

Cut peel of the fruit into 4 sections and carefully remove from fruit. Scrape white membrane from peel with citrus spoon, or a regular spoon. Peel will appear porous. Cut peel lengthwise in 1/4 in strips. Heat peel in 8 cups of water to boiling in a 3quart saucepan; reduce heat & simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Drain. Repeat simmering process with fresh water. Heat 1 cup water and 2 cups sugar to boiling in 2 quart saucepan, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Add peels. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes. Drain in strainer. Roll peel in 1.5 cups sugar. Spread on waxed paper to dry.

**if using grapefruit peel, repeat simmering process 3 times.**