Candied Orange Peel – Pub Peels
My pub peels are candied orange peels that are rough around the edges.
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you could use all oranges or all grapefruit if you prefer. You could also try this with other citrus fruit like tangerines or pomelos.
Cut the fruit in half and
. (You won't need the juice so save it to drink!)
Scrape out the pulp but leave the white pith. It should look like the fruit in the crazy photo of me, above.
Cut the ends of the oranges off to remove the rough parts of the peel.
Cut the peel into slices that look like French fries.
Place the orange peel slices into a large sauce pan and fill it with water so the peels are covered.
On high heat, bring the peels to a boil, then use a colander to drain the water off.
Boil and drain three more times.
Place the sugar, two cups of water, and the orange peels back into the sauce pan on medium heat.
Bring the mixture up to 250 F, stirring occasionally (if you don't have a candy thermometer, just watch for the sugar to get thick and caramel-like) - about thirty minutes.
Keep the peels on the stove until the only thing in the pot is thick caramel and peel - no liquidy syrup.
Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
Remove the peels from the heat using tongs and place them onto the prepared baking sheet or
Allow to cool and serve as a snack or cut the peels up to use in stollen (coming soon) or