Candied Citrus Peels
Forget the juicy insides. The peel is where citrus's true flavor resides, as these svelte candies prove. Blanching does away with any bitterness, leaving behind only a lingering lilt. The sugary coating and charming wrapping increase the confection's appeal. Get the packaging how-to for Candied Citrus Peels.
To make candied citrus peels for baking, skip the final sugaring in step 4. To make candied citrus slices for garnishes, slice the whole citrus fruit crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, and proceed with step 2, skipping the final sugaring. Sugared peels will keep, covered at room temperature, for up to 2 weeks.