Sunday, January 22, 2012

Homemade Candied Fruit Rind Snack - Margaret Ullrich

Citrus fruit is a good buy right about now.

The only problem with citrus is all that rind.
If you've got a composter, it's smelling lemon fresh.
If not, your garbage can is.

Fruit Rind can also be made into a snack.
Yes, really.
There's a recipe for Crystal Citrus Peel in my Purity Cookbook.

I had a grapefruit which I substituted for one of the oranges, made a few changes, and it worked just as well.

Have I ever lied to you?

            Homemade Candied Fruit Rind
Makes 1 1/2 pounds of candied rind

Peel rind in quarters of
3 oranges
1 grapefruit
Trim off white membrane.
Cut rind into 1/4 inch wide strips.

Place the strips in a large heavy saucepan.
Add water to cover.
Bring to a boil.  Simmer.  Drain.
Repeat with fresh water 2 more times.
Return rind to saucepan.

Stir in
2 Cups sugar
1 Tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Cup water
Simmer, stirring often from the bottom of the pan, about 40 minutes.

While the rinds are simmering, combine in a small bowl
1 Tablespoon gelatin
1/2 Cup water
Let soften.
Stir into fruit strips until dissolved, then cool.
Lift out strips and roll in
1/2 Cup sugar
When the strips are coated, place on a cookie sheet to dry.


  1. I found you through Months of Edible Celebrations!

    For a "colonial fair" one of my sons had to participate in, in middle school, he had to make candied citrus rind. And by "he", the school meant "his mom." Patrick thought everyone liked them, possibly because they were the only sweet snack in the room. It's fun to see you post a nearly-forgotten recipe.

  2. Hi, Marjie,

    Nice to meet you!! Your note brought back memories. Oh, yes, nice how a child's 'learning experience’ becomes something for Mom to do. Hope he at least watched you make it :-)

    I have a few old fashion recipes in my blog. If you’re looking for something, just ask. Maybe I have posted it… or have it in one of my cookbooks.

    Love the photos in your blog



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