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Mixed Peel

Mixed Peel

Retain the peel of oranges, lemons, and grapefruit, - use them to keep a supply of mixed peel for cakes, puddings, puddings, or just for crunchy nibbling. Its easy to prepare and will keep well in a screwtop or airtight jar.

Rind from

  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 grapefruit

1½ cups sugar

  • peel fruit, leaving the white pith on the skin
  • cut peel into 5mm (¼") strips
  • put chopped peel into a saucepan, add enough water to just cover fruit
  • bring to the boil, reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes, then drain
  • put fruit back into the saucepan, add water again to cover, boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes, drain, reserving ½ of liquid
  • put reserved liquid, ½ cup water, and 1 cup of sugar in the saucepan
  • stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved, bring to boil
  • remove from the heat, pour over the fruit, stand overnight

Next day

  • put peel and liquid and remaining ½ sugar into a saucepan
  • bring to the boil, reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes
  • remove from the heat, drain well
  • cover a cooling rack with greaseproof paper
  • spread the peel out on this
  • allow to stand overnight to dry, moving the peel occasionally with a fork to separate

Serves 1

tahi Page last modified on 2022 May 14 14:42

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