Candied Lemons

Thea's Mom has a Meyer Lemon tree at her house, and it is going off right now. So, when Thea was down there last week she brought up a bunch of lemons. They were sitting in a bowl on the mini fridge at the bake shop for almost five days because I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with them! Thea would remind me every day that they were ripe and I should think of something. I had so many ideas, but couldn't pick one and I was also super busy last week so time just flew by. When Thea yelled at me because one was moldy, I thought immediately to candy them. Making candied lemons (or fruit, you could do oranges or grapefruits) is so easy! There is literally three ingredients and you can do this while you're even doing something else. I was baking a bunch of cookies today while I let my lemons candy in the pot at the bake shop. So, here is a simple recipe for how to make Candied Lemons. You can eat Candied Lemons plain, sift a little powdered sugar on top, dip them in chocolate or add to other desserts. So stay tuned for the follow up recipe that will include what I actually made with these Candied Lemons.

Round Slices of Lemons

Round Slices of lemon on the floor

Candied Lemons

2 to 3 organic lemons

227 grams (1 cup) organic cane sugar

1 cup water

Method Slice lemons and remove seeds.

In a medium frying pan, add the sugar and water. Put over medium heat. Stir to combine and allow the sugar to dissolve completely. Add the sliced lemons and make sure they are all flat in the pan.

Simmer over medium heat until the rinds are soft and the liquid is thick and sticky. They will also have darkened in color.

Remove them from the pan, and place on a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Once cool, sift powdered sugar over the top or dip in melted chocolate. 

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