Posted November 21, 2011 by Sam in Recipes

Candied Peel

peel2I thought I’d give this a go as I haven’t tried to make them before and they make nice little gifts or after dinner treats.

It’s pretty straightforward just a little time consuming.

They’re really moreish, so be warned!


Candied Peel

2 large oranges or the equivalent (I used 1 orange & 2 lemons)

140g caster sugar

½ litre water

50g chocolate whatever type you fancy




Cut the fruit into quarters, then remove the juicy flesh and as much of the pith as you can without ruining the peel.



Cut into ½ “ wide strips.




Place the water in a pan and the sugar and place on a medium heat until the sugar melts. Then boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat down and add the peel, the pan should be simmering. Leave to simmer gently for about 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally until the peel is very soft & the sugar water syrupy.


Remove the peel, dripping off the excess syrup and leave to cool on baking paper.candied orange



Melt the chocolate in your preferred way then dip one end of the peel in and place on baking paper until set.





These make great after dinner treats or gifts. My only problem with them was they’re VERY sticky!