This Sweetened Citrus Peel Will Make an Amazing Edible Gift

 - Dec 11, 2014
References: food52
Edible gifts are, for obvious reasons, always a big hit. This holiday season, gift your friends and family with these gorgeous candied citrus peels.

To make, blanche your orange peels in water to remove excess bitterness. When that's done, candy the peels by placing them in a simmering saucepan of maple syrup. This process usually takes several hours, but because it's low priority, you can do it while watching television or getting some work done.

Finally, once the syrupy peels have dried, finish off with a healthy dusting of granulated sugar. Place and seal inside a decorative jar and voila! You've got a simple, yet heartfelt, homemade gift that also tastes out of this world. Best of all, the sugar will preserve this delicious treat for up to two weeks.