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Nov 3, 2010 11:33 PM

Buddha's hand: marmalade or candied peel?

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. Pick small ones and candy them whole?

      2 Replies
      1. re: Joebob

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

        1. re: michaelnrdx

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

      2. 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.