Thursday, 23 December 2010

Candied Grapefruit Peel

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Candied Grapefruit Peel has become a delicious tradition in my house every holiday.  I make it every year and it is always a hit.  People always ask me for the recipe, so I have decided to make it publicly available to the world so I don’t have to send it by email and so that you, my dear readers, can enjoy a little bit of Christmas cheer.



4 Medium Grapefruits

2 Cups of Granulated Sugar

1 Cup of Water

1 Cup Superfine Granulated Sugar



With peel still on fruit, quarter peel lengthwise then remove, keeping pieces of peel intact. Reserve fruit for another use – I usually make juice with it.  Cut pieces in small stripes.


Put peel in a saucepan filled with cold water and bring to boil over moderate heat.  Boil for a minute or two and drain.  Repeat procedure 4 times to remove bitterness.


Bring Granulated Sugar and Water to boil in a large heavy skillet, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Add peel and boil, stirring, until most syrup is absorbed, about 10 – 12 minutes.


Turn peel onto a previously lightly oiled rack, separating pieces.  Dry candied peel, uncovered at room temperature until only slightly sticky, 6 to 8 hours.  Toss, a few pieces at time, in Superfine Sugar, shaking off excess, place it in a cool dish and enjoy it!

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Dale at Hospitality Design Inspirations said...

Looks yummy, and relatively simple (so I think). Does it really become less bitter by boiling it a few times?

Merry Christmas to you and your family Ivan!

Unknown said...


Thanks for the recipe can't wait to try it. Many blessings this holiday. May continued success always cross your path. Many Blessings as you get through this year.

Merry Christmas!


qerat said...

Merry Christmas Ivan to you and all the members of Meade design Group.
Have a great holiday

Brillante Interiors said...

Uh! Oh! Thanks for sharing, I am going to make it tomorrow, it sound delicious.

Kasia Gal said...

and Jonathan Adler's pottery :-)

The Antiques Diva said...

DELICIOUS!!! I've made candied ginger and candied orange peels... but I am so smitten with this idea!


Sounds dee-lish! Will have to try it! Have yourself a spectacular and wonderful NEW year Ivan!

All the best wishes to you always ~
xo Lynda