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Candied Lemon Slices

  • yield: Makes 1 dozen
Photography: Caren Alpert

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Ingredients

  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Using a mandoline or sharp knife, cut lemon into 12 paper-thin slices; discard seeds and ends of rind.

  2. Step 2

    Bring a medium saucepan of water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat, and add lemon slices; stir until softened, about 1 minute. Drain, and immediately plunge slices into ice-water bath. Drain.

  3. Step 3

    Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium skillet, swirling to dissolve sugar. When liquid is clear and bubbling, reduce heat to medium-low. Add lemon slices, arranging them in one layer with tongs. Simmer (do not let boil) until rinds are translucent, about 1 hour.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment. Let stand until ready to serve.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2005

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Reviews (4)

  • 8 Jan, 2013

    See the picture can feel the sweet and sour taste .asian girl

  • 10 Aug, 2012

    Questions: How long will these keep in a closed canning jar? Can these be dried in a dehydrator to make them last longer?

  • 9 Dec, 2011

    oops - ignore my previous question. I scanned the recipe and missed the quantity of water, I should have known no detail is missed.

  • 9 Dec, 2011

    how much water is used with the sugar?