Preparation / Directions:
Cover peel with cold water. Bring to boil and cook until tender, pouring off
water and adding fresh cold water several times. Drain. With spoon, remove
white inner portion of peel. With knife or tiny star cookie cutter, cut a
few stars from peel, if desired. With scissors or sharp knife, cut rest of
peel in thin strips. Make syrup by boiling 2 cups sugar with 1 cup water.
Add a little red or green food coloring. (A drop or two of yellow coloring
with red improves the finished color.) Add peel; cook over low heat until
peel has a clear, candied appearance. Remove peel, 2 or 3 pieces at a time,
allowing excess syrup to drain back into saucepan. Roll strips separately
into remaining 1 cup sugar until well coated. Place on rack to cool. Store
in tightly covered container in cool, dry place. Keeps at least a month.
Source: Mom's old magazine clippings- 1940's to 19