Preparation / Directions:
Cut peel of each orange and lemon into 4 sections with a sharp knife.
Remove peel carefully with fingers. Scrape white membrane from peel with spoon (back of peel will appear porous when membrane is removed.) Cut peel lengthwise into strips about 1/4-inch wide. Heat peel and enough water to cover to boiling in 1-1/2-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes. Drain and repeat simmering process.Heat 1-1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup water to boiling in 1-1/2-quart saucepan, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peel. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes. Drain in a strainer. Roll peel in 1/2 cup sugar, and spread on waxed paper to dry. Store peel in airtight container up to 1 week.