Candied Fruit Rinds
Candied fruit rinds were enjoyed during the Middle Ages as a way to sweeten the breath.
Makes: 20Hands-on: 45 minutesTotal: 1 hour 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium
- 1 large navel orange
- 1 medium grapefruit
- 2 large limes
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄8 salt
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup superfine sugar
- Peel citrus fruit; remove as much pith as possible. Place peels in enough water to cover. Bring to a full boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Change water and repeat; this reduces bitterness. Cool; slice citrus into strips about 1⁄4 inch thick.
- Mix water, salt, honey, and sugar; bring to a simmer. Put peels in syrup; continue simmering about 25 minutes.
- Turn off heat; let rinds sit in syrup. Remove rind pieces from syrup; dry on a rack over waxed paper. Sprinkle with fine sugar; store in an airtight container.