Skip to Content

Vanilla Candied Grapefruit Peels

There is something that seems so wasteful about peeling citrus.  I almost always use the zest of my lemons and limes, but when it comes to oranges and grapefruit, the outside doesn’t get much attention.  Bon Appetit recently tweeted a recipe for candied citrus peel and I was sold!  I added a bit of vanilla to the recipe to add an extra sweetness and I’m really glad I did!  I LOVE grapefruit, but if you don’t like it then definitely go for an orange peel.  I told Matt he would like these even though he hates grapefruit and he still found them to be unpleasant. Oops.  I think these Vanilla Candied Grapefruit Peels are so fun and would be great on top of a citrus based cake or cupcake OR dipped in dark chocolate…YUM! Here is a video on how to properly peel and segment citrus if you are unsure.  Hope you enjoy!

Vanilla Candied Grapefruit Peel

 

Vanilla Candied Grapefruit Peel

 

Vanilla Candied Grapefruit Peel

 

Vanilla Candied Grapefruit Peel

 

Vanilla Candied Grapefruit Peel

 

Vanilla Candied Grapefruit Peel

Vanilla Candied Grapefruit Peel
 
Author:
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 2 cups
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
 
Ingredients
  • 2 large grapefruits or 3 oranges
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar, plus more for tossing
Instructions
  1. Cut peel from grapefruits into ⅜” strips leaving ¼” white pith attached. Place in a small saucepan; add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, then drain; repeat twice.
  2. Bring peel, 1 cup sugar, vanilla, and ½ cup water to a boil in same saucepan; reduce heat and simmer until peel is translucent, 15–20 minutes.
  3. Drain; transfer peel to a wire rack and let dry, 2–4 hours. Toss in more sugar. I poured about ¼ cup of sugar in a large bowl and tossed the grapefruit with it in several patches.

 
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Toasted Breadcrumbs
← Previous
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Toasted Breadcrumbs
Swordfish Provençal
Next →
Swordfish Provençal
Rate this recipe:  

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sonali- The Foodie Physician

Tuesday 20th of January 2015

This is such a great way to reduce food waste, I love it! Dipping them in chocolate sounds amazing!

Paige

Tuesday 20th of January 2015

Thank you! I mean, what isn't better dipped in chocolate?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.