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Candied Lemon Slices and Lemon Syrup

Use this recipe when making our Lemon Pound Cake with Candied Lemon Slices.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2007


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 lemons, sliced 1/8 inch thick or thinner, seeds removed
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)


  1. In a medium saucepar, combine sugar and 1 cup water; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add lemon slices, and simmer very gently over medium-low heat, swirling pan occasionally, until slices are opaque throughout, 20 to 30 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer slices to a sheet of waxed paper; set aside. Add juice to pan, stir, and set aside.

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