Candied Orange Peel

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"This is classically tightwaddy, as its main ingredient is something that is usually thrown away. Assuming the peels are free, it costs 52 cents to make 20 ounces." -The Tightwad Gazette II (1995)
3 large orange peels or grapefruite peels
3/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons corn syrup
2 3/4 cups sugar
1. Cut the peel on each fruit into quarters. Pull the peel off in these quarter sections. Slice peel into 1/4-inch-wide strips.

2. Put the peels in a 3-quart saucepan (not aluminum), and add water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Drain.
3. Boil the water, syrup, and 2 cups of the sugar. Keep stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the peels.
4. Simmer 40 minutes stirring occasionally.
5. Remove the peels with a slotted spoon, then put on a rack over a backing pan. Drain for 5 minutes, separate peels, and dry for another hour.
6. Toss the peels into a bag with the remaining sugar.
7. Allow to air-dry 3 more hours, then store in an airtight container. Keeps one month or can be frozen.
Dish   DessertCooking Method   Boiled
Prep Time   15 to 30 minutesCooking Time   more than 2 hours
Features   Dairy-Free, Vegetarian


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