These candied lemon snack quickly became my favorite snacks to go with tea. Not only they taste good but also look very pretty. You can use these as a cake or cupcake decor. Give away as an original hand crafted gift. Since I was planning to share a recipe for my lemon meringue cake, decided to do a tutorial on candied lemon snacks, as those happened to be a part of my cake decor.
Candied lemons or oranges are very simple to make if you follow quick instructions and make the syrup with right consistency.
I’ll try to be very specific and give detailed instructions .
Good luck !
4-5 medium lemons or 2-3 medium oranges, ( I used 3 lemons and an orange) washed ,dried
1 cup of water
1 cup of granulated sugar
You will need a cooling rack and tongs for safe handling the hot slices
Directions for Candied Lemon
In a heavy bottom 9”-10” frypan mix water and sugar, stir and bring to a boil
Allow the syrup to simmer 5-7 minutes and to slightly reduce
Slice the lemons / oranges thin but not too thin or else they’ll crumble after they cook
As the syrup comes to the right consistency, lower the heat
Carefully immerse the slices into hot syrup and cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until the peel becomes translucent
Using tongs, remove the cooked slices from syrup and place on a cooling rack
Allow to dry out 5-7 hours or overnight
You can tumble the ready slices in granulated sugar or dip in tempered chocolate if desired
Enjoy with tea or as is
You can save these in an airtight container up to a week