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Citrus peel for candying?

violabratsche Nov 27, 2007 08:22 PM

I've happily candied orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime (not successfully) peels....I want to know if anyone has tried clementine, pomelo, tangerine, or any other peels. Clementines are lovely and plentiful and cheap this time of year, and I thought it might be worth a go, but worth asking if anyone's tried to candy them, and if there's any special trick to it. Also, has anyone successfully candied lime peel? If so, how did you do it?

Thanks muchly!!


  1. rabaja Nov 27, 2007 08:50 PM

    lime is near impossible, the pith is too thin. All others you mentioned are wonderful candied, 'tis the season!

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      Aunt Jenny Nov 28, 2007 04:37 PM

      The December "Gourmet" has several tangerine recipes, including a bavarian they top with candied tangerine peel:


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        chowmel Nov 28, 2007 05:51 PM

        I've never tried it but Buddha's Hand Citron may be interesting

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        1. re: chowmel
          rabaja Nov 28, 2007 07:18 PM

          Buddha's hand is indeed delicious and a great way to preserve something that only comes around part of the year.
          It's not really tricky but you do need to decide how to cut it; slicing the fingers thinly on a mandoline or cutting out some of the pith to get more irregular shapes.
          I have some from last year, it is a very unique flavor/fragrance and I look forward to it every year.

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