Candied citrus peel

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Citrus peel, cut into strips from:
4 \N To 5 medium oranges
6 \N Med. lemons
2 \N Med. to large grapefruit
12 cups Cold water
2½ cup Sugar
½ cup Honey
1¾ cup Boiling water

From: Arizona Cookbook

Wash fruit. Score peel into quarters. Remove sections of peel with fingers; cut into uniform strips about ⅜ in. wide. Boil peel with 6 cups cold water, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse. Repeat process with 6 cups fresh water.

In a large saucepan, combine 1½ cups sugar, honey and boiling water. Bring to a boil, and boil about one minute. Add cooked, drained peel and briskly simmer until almost all of the syrup has been absorbed, about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir frequently to avoid sticking.

Transfer peel to collander. Drain well, about 10 minutes. In large bowl, toss drained peel with remianing 1 cup sugar to coat well.

Spread pieces out on waxed paper to dry. Store in tightly covered container.

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