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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!
64 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 medium grapefruit
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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. Yield:

2 of 2

Candied Grapefruit Peel (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • about 1-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 28 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.