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Candied Lemon Rind

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Candied Lemon Rind

One of the best ways to incorporate the flavor of lemons, or any other citrus fruit for that matter, is to utilize the zest.



6 servings


5 min


45 min


50 min
Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
5 each lemons
1 pound sugar
plus extra as needed
1 pint water
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Amount Measure Ingredient Features
5 each lemons
453.6 g sugar
plus extra as needed
473 ml water
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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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 146g (5.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 3121% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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