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Candied Lemon Peels/Rinds Rolled in Sugar (Simple Recipe)

Updated on May 14, 2015

Candied Lemon Peels

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Have you ever wanted to make your own candied toppings to decorate your pastries or ice-cream? Wekll here it is! In this blog you will learn how to make your own candied lemon peels! They are quite simple to make, even though they take a little bit of patience. If you have that, then you have nothing to worry about. There are a couples of steps to it, but if I can do it so can you. Try them out as a decoration for your desserts, and I'm sure you will impress a lot of people.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 1 oz


  • 2 Medium Lemons
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  1. Using a citrus peeler, carefully peel of the rinds of the lemons.
  2. Put the peels in a small sauce pan, and cover with cold water.
  3. Boil the water on medium heat, and cook the peels for 10 minutes.
  4. Take out the peels with a slotted spoons, and drain the water.
  5. Add peels back in the sauce pan with the sugar and water.
  6. Let me mixture come to a boil on medium.
  7. Turn down the heat to low, and let the peels simmer.
  8. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the peels are translucent and the mixture is thick and syrupy.
  9. Remove from heat and set aside.
  10. Lay a piece of parchment paper underneath a cooling rack.
  11. Carefully pick out the peels one by one with a fork, and lay them on top of the drying rack.
  12. Let the peels dry to touch, then transfer them on to another piece of parchment paper.
  13. Sprinkle sugar on top to briefly coat the peels.
  14. Now you can roll the peels in sugar or form the parchment paper into a bowl and shake it to evenly coat the peels.
  15. Your candied lemon peels are now ready to be used as a garnish.


Peel off the rinds.
Peel off the rinds.
Cover with cold water.
Cover with cold water.
Cook for 10 minutes.
Cook for 10 minutes.
1/2 cup of sugar.
1/2 cup of sugar.
1/2 cup of water.
1/2 cup of water.
Let the mixture to boil then simmer it.
Let the mixture to boil then simmer it.
Dry the peels.
Dry the peels.
Coat with sugar.
Coat with sugar.


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