HOLIDAY CANDIED FRUIT PEEL

Course : Desserts
Serves: 14 ounces
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Ingredients:

1 medium grapefruit
3 small oranges
4 medium lemons
12 cups cold water divided
2 1/2 cups sugar divided
1 3/4 cups hot water
1/2 cup honey
 

Preparation / Directions:

This recipe takes advantage of seasonal citrus and makes an unusual hostess or party gift. Bundle the strips in cellophane gift bags, and tie with a pretty ribbon or raffia. Peel first 3 ingredients, reserving sections for another use. Scrape off and discard white portion of rind; cut rind into thin strips. Place in a large saucepan. Add 6 cups cold water; bring to a boil, and boil 10 minutes. Drain and rinse. Return strips to pan. Add remaining 6 cups water; bring to a boil, and boil 10 minutes. Drain and rinse. Bring 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 3/4 cups hot water and honey to a boil in saucepan; boil 1 minute. Stir in rind strips; bring to a boil, and boil 4 minutes. Drain well, and let cool 10 minutes. Toss with remaining 1 cup sugar until coated. Spread on wax paper; cool completely.

 

Nutritional Information:

822 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (1% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 230g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 26mg Sodium


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