Candied Grapefruit Peel

Candied Grapefruit Peel

"My mother always made this fruity holiday sweet-and so do I. It takes time, but the house is filled with a Christmasy' aroma while the grapefruit cools-and the candied sticks are simply delicious!"
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2 h servings
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Original recipe yields 64 servings

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  1. With a sharp knife, score grapefruit into 8 to 10 wedge-shaped sections. Loosen peel with a tablespoon. With a small sharp knife, carefully remove white pith from peel. (Save fruit for another use.)
  2. In a large saucepan, combine peel and salt; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Drain. Repeat process twice (only covering with water and not adding more salt). Cool for 10 minutes. Cut peel into 1/4- to 1/2-in. strips; set aside.
  3. In the same saucepan, combine 1-1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Add grapefruit peel. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35-38 minutes or until syrup is almost absorbed and peel is transparent, stirring occasionally (watch carefully to prevent scorching).
  4. Drain any remaining syrup. Cool peel in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet for at least 2-1/2 hours. Sprinkle with remaining sugar if needed. Store in an airtight container.

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I followed the recipe to the T.It turned out great.I made one small variation and added 1/4 tsp of cinnamon to the sugar that was sprinkled on top.As far as removing the pith I used a grapefruit...

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Did I do something wrong? This took 9 hours, start to finish. I wasn't working that whole time, but I was amazed at how long it took. Plus, I don't know if I was supposed to get all the pith ...

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Did I do something wrong? This took 9 hours, start to finish. I wasn't working that whole time, but I was amazed at how long it took. Plus, I don't know if I was supposed to get all the pith ...

I followed the recipe to the T.It turned out great.I made one small variation and added 1/4 tsp of cinnamon to the sugar that was sprinkled on top.As far as removing the pith I used a grapefruit...

This is a very exquisit recipe. My Grandmother used to make these many years ago and I did not have her recipe and these are just like the ones she made. Fabulous. A little bling to the tongue, ...

I make these every few Christmases, only a large batch. Really the only difference is, after they have been boiled in syrup and simmered until syrup is mostly absorbed, I lay them out to dry and...

This was great! I added cranberries and a little lemon extract to give it a more citrusy kick

I give it four stars because it is time consuming, but the end result is excellent!

I made this for my Grandmother Twigg, She loved it. She said her Mother made this when she was a child.This is a great recipe!!! We all loved it The Twiggs

I love all grapefruit but this was definitely not my thing. It's a pity, too because I found it to be an incredibly time consuming process. I've had a handful of people try it and nobody was pa...

I hate to waste anything. So I decided to make good use of the lovely grapefruit peel. This was a wonderful easy recipe. Loved the tangy citrus flavor I remembered from my childhood. What a wond...

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