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Candied Lemon Slices


  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups water to blanch lemon slices
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar


Thinly slice lemon. Blanch in 2 cups boiling water for 5 minutes; drain. In the same saucepan, stir together 1 cup water and 1 1/2 cups sugar; stir to dissolve sugar. Add blanched lemon slices and heat until the mixture starts to boil slightly. Reduce to simmer; simmer uncovered for 1 hour. Remove from heat.

Spray a cooling rack with non-stick spray and place individual lemon slices in a single layer to dry for up to 24 hours. Store in an airtight container separated with wax paper.

Note - the lemon infused sugar syrup can be used to make sorbet, ice tea, etc.

Patricia Reitz, Better Yum

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