Candied Citrus

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing


About 1 dozen citrus slices

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
This tart and sweet candied citrus is so easy to make, and it adds a zippy pop to drinks, desserts and more. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Candied Citrus Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 to 12 large tangerine or medium orange slices


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine sugar and water; bring to a boil. Add citrus slices; reduce heat to medium. Cook until slices are translucent, about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer until slices are tender but still intact, about 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove slices to a wire rack or a parchment-lined baking pan. Let stand at room temperature overnight to dry. (Save syrup for another use.) If desired, cut slices in half; use to decorate a cake, pie or other dessert, or to garnish drinks.

Nutrition Facts

1 whole citrus slice: 74 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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