Did you save your grapefruit peels from the salad recipe I posted? If so, you can make these paleo candied grapefruit peels. If not, get your grapefruit ready so you can!
To prepare the grapefruit, slice off the ends and then cut the grapefruit in quarters. This allows you to easily peel the fruit from the skin.
My great aunt used to make candied grapefruit peels, but the recipe I made is just a little bit different. Instead of that standard white sugar, I used maple sugar. This explains the beautiful dark brown color the peels take on when they are finished.
Maple sugar also cooks faster than white sugar, so you’re going to want to keep an eye out on your peels when the timer is almost up. Cook them for too long and they could burn and nobody likes burnt sugar.
- One grapefruit peel
- ¾ cup sugar
- Cut the grapefruit peel in strips.
- Place in a pan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Drain. Repeat for a total of four times to remove the bitterness from the peel.
- After boiling for the fourth time, place the peels back in the pan and top with ½ cup sugar.
- Add just enough water to cover the peels and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 1½ hours on low heat.
- Place parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet and place a cooling rack on top.
- Transfer the peels to the cooling rack and allow to dry overnight.
- Toss with the remaining ¼ cup of sugar.