Nov 27, 2006 · Peel the lemons with vegetable peeler, taking off long, thin strips. Fill a medium sauce pan 3/4 full with water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add the lemon peels and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then drain. Repeat, using the other 1/2 teaspoon of salt. This is softening the lemon peels and taking away the residual bitterness of the white pith. Dec 21, 2019 · 31 Amazing Uses for Lemon Peels. Thanks to the internet, experimenting, and other tidbits along the way I’ve also collected a lot of things you can do with those lemon peels. In this article, I will take you through all the uses for this common food “waste” that you might not have thought of. I used this recipe as starting point but veered wildly from the instructions--with fantastic results. Mixed 2 c water with one cup sugar Added orange peel slices, pith included, and brought to boil.

Bring peel, 1 cup sugar, and ½ cup water to a boil in same saucepan; reduce heat and simmer until peel is translucent, 15-20 minutes. Drain; transfer peel to a wire rack and let dry, 2-4 hours.Dec 13, 2016 · I adore candied citrus peels, both for eating and as holiday presents. A few years ago, I made candied orange, lemon, and grapefruit peels. Fabulous, they are a far cry (in a good way) from the stuff you can buy commercially. Little did I know that those sweet morsels were just my gateway to candied peel heaven.