Candied fruit peel

Yield: 6 Servings

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Wash oranges, lemons, or grapefruit. Remove peel in 2 sections. Cut each section into ¼-inch strips. Cover with cold water. Heat to boiling. Boil 10 minutes. Drain. Repeat 3 times. Drain. Cover with boiling water and simmer until tender. Drain. Divide peel into 3 portions. Prepare a heavy sirup, using 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water.

Color 1 portion of sirup red, 1 portion green, and leave 1 portion clear. Add ⅓ of peel to each portion of sirup. There should be sufficient sirup to cover each portion of peel. Cook slowly until tender. Allow to stand in sirup overnight. Drain thoroughly. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on cake rack. Dry in very slow oven (250 F) until surface is firm. The Household Searchlight

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