I make my own candied orange peel, easy peasy and it makes the house smell good, in my opinion. But, it's another task..
Summarizing and old Joy of Cooking recipe -
- peel grapefruit, oranges, lemons or limes to get 2 cups of citrus peel (try not to scrape up very much pulp as that adds to bitterness)
- cover it with 1 1.2 cup cold water
Bring slowly to boiling point. Simmer 10 minutes or longer, drain. Re[eat 3 to 5 times in all, draining well each time.
For each cup of peel make a syrup of 1.4 cup of water, 1/2 cup of sugar
Add peel and boil until all syrup is absorbed and the peel is translucent. Roll peel in powdered sugar, spread on racks to dry. May be chocolate coated..
I do this about once a year and freeze the peel in baggies. I love it as candy..