- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Moderate
- Favorited: 1 Time
Can be made ahead of time.
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.
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.
Nutritional information is based on 12 servings.
Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox