Question: Candied grapefruit peel

January 28, 2011
I am really interested in preserving grapefruit peel in some manner. Has anyone had any success in candied or salted grapefruit peel? Thanks!


Chris Paulk's picture

You would make it just like you would either lemon or orange peel. I like candied meyer lemon peel as a staple in the fridge because it is a little of both. Make sure you cut away as much of the pith (white part) as possible.
I've candied grapefruit peel- but never salted it. I would imagine that it would be good and again the same recipe as a lemon or orange would apply. If you candy your grapefruit- you'll end up with a simple syrup left over. Keep it! it's delicious added to sparkling water. Here's my recipe.

Mark MacKay's picture

I made candied fruit peels for Christmas cookie baskets one year. Well, I tried to make them. I got the recipe from a Jacques Pepin cookbook or show - can't remember. The recipe was for a small batch. I quadrupled the recipe. I think I got the science wrong because I was up till about 3 am trying to get the darn mix to crystallize. It was the worst cooking experience of my life. So, moral of the story - keep the batch size small. Follow the recipe. And here it is:

Keaton's picture

It's incredibly easy! 1 part water 1 1/2 parts sugar. Bring to low boil, add the peel and low the heat to low, simmer for about an hour, or until candied. Good luck!

Happy cooking!