How To Make Candy Lemon Slices

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Easy Candied Lemon Slices

Are you a lemon lover? You can make candied lemon slices pretty easily and for little cost.  It takes some time to take a lemon slice and turn it into a delicious topping for your tea or just eat the slices.

The lemon flavor is concentrated as the water has been removed. You can dehydrate any citrus fruit this way for a delicious treat.

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Candied Lemon Slices

Do you love everything lemon? We have made candied lemons slices that are perfect for tea, eating and decorating desserts.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Regina Sober

Equipment

  • 1 pot with lid
  • spoon

Ingredients

  • 4 each lemons
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Wash and cut lemons 1/4" slices, discarding ends & removing seeds.
  • Mix the water and sugar together in a pot.
  • Place the pot on heat to dissolve sugar & add lemons.
  • Cover the pot and cook on low heat.
  • Stir occasionally to keep from burning. The last 10-15 minutes, stir often, turning down heat of the lemons start to boil a lot.
  • Remove from heat and use tongs to place the lemons on parchment paper on a baking sheet
  • Allow the lemons to cool, removing any missed seeds.
  • Take lemon sugar water and pour into jar for tea.
  • Allow lemons to sit for 2 days on tray to dry. Flip the lemons after first day

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Notes

  • Wash the lemons in warm water as you will be eating them
  • Make sure to remove the seeds and inspect when they are drying for seeds again, some can be missed
  • As the lemon slices dry, turn them over to promote even drying
  • Do not throw out the sugar water that was used to make the lemons, use this to sweeten your tea, cocktails, cakes and make a delicious glaze
simple syrup
Use the simple syrup as a glaze for your favorite lemon dessert or to sweeten your tea

lemon slices

Can You Use Regular Lemons to Make Candy Lemon Slices?

Yes.  We made this recipe using regular lemons.  Meyer lemons are used because they are sweeter.  This is not something easily found in our region.

regular lemons
Remove the seeds. You will be eating the entire lemon, lemon peel and all.

lemon slice

Do You Need a Mandolin To Cut The Lemon Slices?

While using a mandolin can make the slices consistent in size, you do not need one.  You can use a sharp knife to cut the lemons into slices.

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How Do You Store Candied Lemon Slices?

Once the lemon slices have dried,  you can store them in a resealable jar.

sliced lemons

How Do You Dry Candied Lemons?

We let the lemon slices sit on a cookie sheet with parchment paper for 2 days.  Another method is too cook them at 200F for an hour and allow them to cool.

removing seeds

What Do You Do With the Left Over Lemon Syrup?

Make a glaze for your lemon muffins.  Put the slurry in your tea.  Use it in a cake recipe, make a candy with it.

leftover lemon syrup

Candy Tips:

  • Wash the lemons in warm water as you will be eating them, lemon peel and all.
  • Make sure to remove the seeds and inspect when they are drying for seeds again, some can be missed
  • As the lemon slices dry, turn them over to promote even drying
  • Do not throw out the sugar water that was used to make the lemons, use this to sweeten your tea, cocktails, lemon cake and make a delicious glaze
  • Place the lemon slices on a baking sheet and do not over lap the slices

Do you love everything lemon? We have made candied lemons slices that are perfect for tea, eating and decorating desserts.


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