How to Make Organic Candied Lemons


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Learn how to make Organic Candied Lemons with this easy step by step recipe. Candied lemons make a beautiful cake topper and are a delicious treat all on their own!

Try adding Candied Lemons on top of cakes, cupcakes, or brownies. Some recipes that these would be delicious on are Sourdough Lavender Lemon Bundt Cake, Vanilla Buttermilk Sheet Cake, or Earl Grey Green Tea Pound Cake.

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organic candied lemons

What Are Candied Lemons?

You will love this recipe for Organic Candied Lemons because it's so easy! You can also add in oranges or grapefruits as well. If you have citrus that is on the fritz, the best thing to do is candy it! This recipe only requires 3 ingredients: sugar, water, and lemons — that's it!

Candied Lemons make other desserts look extra fancy. That's what I love about them. They make a beautiful garnish to cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and more. You can even add them into candy boxes or cookie boxes around the holidays.

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Ingredients

Lemons: You can use regular organic lemons or also Meyer lemons. You can also use this recipe for oranges or grapefruit as well.

Cane Sugar: Make sure you are using organic cane sugar, as this will give you the best flavor. One of my favorite brands is Wholesome.

Water: Water and sugar are used together to create a simple syrup that coats these lemons. It is equal parts water and sugar. So, if you want to make a larger or smaller batch, you can just use equal parts of water and sugar.

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Frying Pan

Whisk

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Slice lemons into ½-inch thick slices and remove seeds.

Step 2

In a medium skillet, add the sugar and water. Put over medium heat. Stir to combine and allow the sugar to dissolve completely. Add the sliced lemons and make sure they are all flat in the skillet. Simmer over medium heat until the rinds are soft and the liquid is thick and sticky. They will also have darkened in color.

Step 3

Remove them from the pan, and place on cooling rack, silicone mat, or parchment paper to dry. Once cool, sprinkle sugar over the top, dip in melted chocolate, or use on top of desserts.

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organic candied lemons, sugar in a skillet
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organic candied lemons
organic candied lemons
organic candied lemons

How to Use Organic Candied Lemons

  • Top cakes or cupcakes.
  • Add on top of brownies or blondies.
  • Dip in chocolate for a sweet treat.
  • Sprinkle with cane sugar and eat plain.

FAQ's

Can I use Meyer lemons?

Yes, you can definitely use Meyer lemons!

Can I use another fruit?

Yes, you can use this recipe for oranges or grapefruits too.

How do you store candied lemons?

You can store in a cool, dry place. But, they'll last even longer in the fridge.

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How to Make Organic Candied Lemons

Mimi Council
Learn how to make Organic Candied Lemons with just 3 simple ingredients. You can use organic candied lemons on top of cakes, cupcakes, brownies and more. And you can also dip them in chocolate or just eat plain!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Makes 6 servings
Calories 155 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 large lemons
  • 226 grams cane sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Slice lemons into ½-inch thick slices and remove seeds.
  • In a medium skillet, add the sugar and water. Put over medium heat. Stir to combine and allow the sugar to dissolve completely. Add the sliced lemons and make sure they are all flat in the skillet.
  • Simmer over medium heat until the rinds are soft and the liquid is thick and sticky. They will also have darkened in color.
  • Remove them from the pan, and place on cooling rack, silicone mat, or parchment paper to dry.
  • Once cool, sprinkle sugar over the top, dip in melted chocolate, or use on top of desserts.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Video

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.2mg
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