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Candied Lemon or Lime Slices Recipe-14578

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This is a fun, rustic way to decorate with lemons. If you plan on eating the peel, however, make sure you use organic fruit, which isn’t waxed or sprayed with pesticides.


  • 3 medium organic lemons
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar


Slice the lemons as thin as possible, about 1/8 inch thick, and remove any seeds.

Cut sheets of wax paper and place them underneath a wire cooling rack.

Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan, and cook over high heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is boiling. Add the lemon slices and let the mixture simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, or until the lemon slices are opaque. Make sure the sugar mixture does not begin to caramelize.

Using a fork or a slotted spoon, carefully transfer the lemon slices to the wire cooling rack, arranging them in a single layer. Let them dry for at least 1 hour. The lemon slices should be slightly sticky.

Extra slices, placed between pieces of wax or parchment paper and placed in an airtight container, can be frozen for up to 2 weeks or refrigerated for 1 week.

© 2009 Sarah Magid

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 12 servings.

70kcal (3%)
17mg (2%)
21mg (35%)
1mcg RAE (0%)
0mg (0%)
1mg (0%)
0g (0%)
0g (0%)
0mg (1%)

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