How To Make Candied Zest

“Candied citrus peel is an ideal gift from your kitchen,” says Cooking Light Test Kitchens Professional Kathryn Conrad.
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How To Make Candied Zest

“Candied citrus peel is an ideal gift from your kitchen,” says Cooking Light Test Kitchens Professional Kathryn Conrad. The recipe is easy to master, and any type of citrus fruit will work. You can use the sweet-tart zest as a garnish, serve over ice cream, or pair with chocolate for an elegant after-dinner treat. Store candied peel layered in wax paper in an airtight container for up to a month. “Sprinkle each layer with the excess sugar left over from the final coating to help prevent pieces from clumping,” Conrad says. Rinse fruit thoroughly before beginning.

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