candied grapefruit peel


There’s a story about a tornado, wonky internet, wonky graphics cards (again!), and inertia, but nobody cares. On to the fruit!



Candied fruit is pretty straightforward – boil in water, boil in simple syrup, dry, sugar.


When I did these with orange peels, I shaved off some of the pith after the boil-in-water phase. The grapefruit peel was much thinner, so I didn’t bother.


After boiling in simple syrup – equal measures of water and sugar – for 45 minutes, the peels are translucent. And sticky.

IMG_3576 Part of the way through the sugaring process, plus the leftover syrup.


After they’re sugared, they have to dry in open air for at least a day, two or three even better. Tap off the sugar and store in an airtight container.


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