Candied Lemon Zest

Candied Lemon Zest

A beautiful—and edible—garnish.

From EatingWell: November 1997, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)
Yield: about 1/3 cup
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 lemon
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup water

Preparation

  1. With a vegetable peeler, remove long strips of zest (without pith) from lemon; cut into julienne strips. Place in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for 7 minutes; drain.
  2. Return the strips to the pan and add sugar and 1/2 cup water; return to a simmer. Cook over low heat until the zest is translucent and the syrup is slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the zest to wax paper with a slotted spoon; let cool.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 75 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 17 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate