m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Candied Grapefruit Peels

I keep my leftover peels in the freezer until I have enough to candy.


  • 3 whole grapefruit peels (presumably halved)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ c. water


Boil peels in cold water whole and drain them, twice. Cut them into strips. Boil the strips six more times, starting with cold water each time.

Dissolve sugar in ½ c. water on heat. Cook peels slowly in the water until only 2 T. syrup remains.

Roll in sugar and cool on a greased cookie sheet.


You can do this with (four) oranges, but I prefer grapefruit.