Candied Grapefruit Peels


Candied Grapefruit Peels

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A sugary, cocktail garnish with a grapefruit bite


Reserved grapefruit peels from your grapefruit shrub

4 cups sugar, divided

Pinch of sea salt

3 cups water


  1. Preheat oven to 250 F
  2. Combine 3 cups of sugar, salt and 3 cups of water and cook over medium heat, stirring until dissolved
  3. Add the peels and bring to a gentle boil – frequently stirring – making sure all of the peels are in contact with the simple syrup
  4. Arrange a wire rack on a baking sheet
  5. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the grapefruit peels and arrange them on the wire rack
  6. Keep the simple syrup, use it for lemonade or cocktails
  7. Bake, rotating the tray once or twice until just dried out / around 40 minutes
  8. Put the remaining cup of sugar in a mixing bowl
  9. Toss peels in the sugar, making sure they are coated
  10. Return the peels to the wire rack after they are coated with sugar
  11. Place in a cool spot overnight
  12. Store in an airtight container. (Do not refrigerate)

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