Substitute for Chopped Citron
A recipe for Julekake calls for chopped Citron--not easy to come by in Alabama. Anyone know of any substitutes?
You could use any candied fruit peel, like lemons or oranges or even grapefruit. Still not always easy to find. King Arthur's Baker's catalog sells some really nice, unsulphured candied citron and orange and lemon peel, but it is neither immediate or cheap as going to the store.
If you can't find candied fruit, then I would substitute good quality dried fruit plumped in a small amount of warm sugar syrup. It's not going to taste the same, but you might come upon a variation you'd like just as well. Maybe start with golden raisins or apricots, as they're relatively mild?
Thanks so much for the suggestions! I may have to try to the sugar syrup if my trip to Bham tomorrow does not go as planned.
You can get citron at nuts.com. Don't bother to pay for overnight shipping because it will arrive overnight anyway.