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Candied Grapefruit Peels

Candied Grapefruit Peels


• Reserved grapefruit peels from your grapefruit shrub
• 4 cups sugar, divided
• Pinch of sea salt
• 3 cups water


• Preheat oven to 250 F

• Combine 3 cups of sugar, salt and 3 cups of water and cook over medium heat, stirring until dissolved

• Add the peels and bring to a gentle boil – frequently stirring – making sure all of the peels are in contact with the simple syrup

• Arrange a wire rack on a baking sheet

• Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the grapefruit peels and arrange them on the wire rack

• Keep the simple syrup, use it for lemonade or cocktails

• Bake, rotating the tray once or twice until just dried out / around 40 minutes

• Put the remaining cup of sugar in a mixing bowl

• Toss peels in the sugar, making sure they are coated

• Return the peels to the wire rack after they are coated with sugar

• Place in a cool spot overnight

• Store in an airtight container. (Do not refrigerate)