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Candied Citrus

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    About 1 dozen citrus slices


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


  • 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.
  • 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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  • bevdonaldson
    Jan 12, 2013

    Delicious in taste and appearance, Plan to try with lemons for a lemon dessert. I dipped the slices in sugar for easier separation and storage