You may substitute oranges or limes to make other citrus sugars. Use instead of plain granulated sugar in baking, or try sprinkling over cookies or stirring into hot tea for a delicious citrusy treat. The sugar will keep for several months in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using a citrus zester, remove the zest. (Alternatively, using a paring knife or a vegetable peeler, remove the zest; then scrape as much of the bitter white pith off it as possible.) Roughly chop zest; transfer to a food processor, and add 1 cup sugar. Pulse until zest has been finely ground, about 3 minutes.

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  • Transfer the ground mixture to a medium bowl. Add remaining cup sugar, and toss until evenly mixed.

  • Spread the lemon sugar on a baking pan, and let sit at room temperature until dry, about 1 hour.

Reviews (3)

59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
05/19/2012
I've looked all over for this recipe...turns out I had the name of it wrong. Martha, you are the best! Love this stuff!!!!
Rating: Unrated
12/22/2008
martha stewart you have done it again! Im going to make this for friends and family for christmas!!!
Rating: Unrated
12/22/2008
martha stewart you have done it again! Im going to make this for friends and family for christmas!!!
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