Candied Lemon Rind (#2261)
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- 5 Lemons
- 1 pound Sugar plus extra as needed
- 1 pint Water
- Cut the lemons in half from end to end and scrape out the pulp. Use it to make lemonade or sidecars, (see recipe below). Cut the lemon rinds into half inch strips. Place them in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Drain, add new water and boil them three more times, changing the water after each boil. This softens them and eliminates the bitterness in the pith. Mix the sugar with the pint of water, bring to a boil, add the lemon rinds, return to a boil, and then simmer until the rinds are soft, 30 to 45 minutes. Cool the rinds in the syrup. When cool, drain the syrup and spread the rinds out on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with more sugar and allow them to dry and cool to room temperature.