Candied Clementine Peel

Photography, Foodivine Studio

Yes, you can enjoy leftovers when you transform them in these inventive recipes.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 25 hours & 30 minutes
  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2023



Place clementine peels in small saucepan; cover with water. Cover saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Return peels to sauce­pan; repeat process, rinsing well.

Return peels to saucepan; add 1 cup of the sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stir­ring occasionally, until liquid is syrupy and peels are tender, about
1 hour. Drain; reserve cooking syrup for glazing pastries and adding to cocktails.

Place remaining sugar in bowl. Using fork, roll peels in sugar, turning to coat well. Spread on parchment paper-lined baking sheet, separating gently if they stick together. Let dry for 24 hours at room temperature. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month. Cooking syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.)

Test kitchen tip

Candied Clementine Peels can be eaten as is or dipped in chocolate. Use them to garnish cocktails or chop them and add to muffins, cakes and quick breads.

Nutritional facts Per each of 16 servings

PER EACH OF 16 SERVINGS about 45 cal, 0 g pro, 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 11 g carb (2 g dietary fibre, 6 g sugar), 0 mg chol, 2 mg sodium, 0 mg iron.
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Candied Clementine Peel