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Buddha's hand: marmalade or candied peel?

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michaelnrdx Nov 3, 2010 11:33 PM

I'm starting to see some Buddha's hand citrons in my supermarket. Since this fruit is just all zest and pith, would it be better suited for marmalade or candied peel?

Just wanted to get people's opinions, because I'm worried that in a marmalade, there may be too much pith. Would it be too bitter? And a single Buddha's hand is pretty big. Would you really leave all that pith in the marmalade? Then again, I don't want to waste any of the Buddha's hand.

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  1. bushwickgirl RE: michaelnrdx Nov 4, 2010 06:41 AM

    Maybe this thread will help you decide:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4748...

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      Joebob RE: michaelnrdx Nov 4, 2010 07:05 PM

      Pick small ones and candy them whole?

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        michaelnrdx RE: Joebob Nov 4, 2010 09:46 PM

        Buddha's hands are usually too big to candy whole. You never get kumquat size ones.

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          Joebob RE: michaelnrdx Nov 5, 2010 12:53 AM

          But think what fun it would be to nibble on the Sweet Buddha's sweet/tart fingers!

      2. EWSflash RE: michaelnrdx Nov 4, 2010 07:24 PM

        Glad to see this, because my Buddha's Hand tree looks like it's going to grow one to maturity for a change. I had about a dozen last year but beloved spouse decided the tree needed repotting at a delicate time and they all fell off.

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