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Candied Lemon Slices for Garnish

Use these lemon slices as a dessert or cocktail garnish.

  • Yield: Makes about 4 dozen

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 1999


  • 4 lemons, scrubbed
  • 3 cups sugar


  1. Using a mandoline or chef's knife, slice the lemons into rounds, as thin as possible.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until sugar has dissolved and mixture is simmering, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and place lemon slices in hot syrup; cover. Let slices rest in pan until cooled to room temperature, about 1 1/2 hours. Transfer slices and syrup to an airtight container; refrigerate for at least 3 days. Slices will keep, refrigerated, up to 1 month.

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