Rating: 3.06 stars
481 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 202
  • 2 star values: 111
  • 1 star values: 33

These tart treats go perfectly with Lemon Crepes and make beautiful garnishes for our Meyer-Lemon and Coconut Layer Cake.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment. Let stand until ready to serve. Lemon slices can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 day.

Reviews (8)

481 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 202
  • 2 star values: 111
  • 1 star values: 33
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2019
I tried two candied lemon slices recipes and this one was the winner! I did place them on cooling racks over a parchment paper covered tray, and then put them in the oven at 175F for 2-3 hours, as I wanted them to dry out/be less sticky. They came out sweet, chewy and delicious.
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2016
I made these twice, once last year and they were fabulous. I was asked to please bring the lemon slices again. They are easy, follow directions to letter. Alone or on a pound cake sliced up hum
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2016
I made these twice, once last year and they were fabulous. I was asked to please bring the lemon slices again. They are easy, follow directions to letter. Alone or on a pound cake sliced up hum
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2015
I made these and they were simply lovely on a lemon cake with white buttercream icing. I received rave reviews and really enjoyed making them.
Rating: Unrated
08/24/2015
It's a super simple recipe but the end result is HORRIBLE! I know I followed the recipe to the exact detail, and the simple syrup recipe ran out in 30 minutes (on a simmer) and was starting to burn, the lemons themselves tasted like what dirty laundry smells like, and then when I tried to pull what was salvageable off of the parchment paper, they ripped and tore so I had to throw everything away. This recipe was a waste of my time!
Rating: Unrated
08/10/2012
Questions: How long will these keep in a closed canning jar? Can these be dried in a dehydrator to make them last longer?
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Rating: Unrated
12/09/2011
oops - ignore my previous question. I scanned the recipe and missed the quantity of water, I should have known no detail is missed.
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2011
how much water is used with the sugar?