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150 piece(s)


Candied Citrus Peel

  • Skin of 4 Large Citrus Fruit, Orange, lemon, grapefruit.......
  • 500 grams sugar
  • 185 grams water

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Recipe's preparation

    This recipe takes forward planning!
  1. Top and tail the fruit


  2. Cut the peel with a sharp knife from each piece of fruit then slice the peel into strips.


    The photo is of Orange and Grapefruit!


    Blanch peels at this stage if you like, this will assist in reducing the bitterness of the peel.


  3. Place sugar and water into mixing bowl.

    Heat for 8 mins / 110 degrees /  speed 1



  4. Place peels into TM mixing bowl. 

    Heat for 50 minutes / 110 degrees /Counter-clockwise operation"Counter-clockwise operation" Gentle stir setting"Gentle stir setting"  



  5. Strain peels and place on lined baking tray.


    Sprinkle with extra sugar


    Leave peels overnight to dry or use a dehydrator if you are lucky enough to have one.  




  6. Ready to eat once dry.


We served these peels as a treat on the Blood Orange Sorbet at a Thermomix Cooking Class and the guests loved it!

Thanks to recipe community user "Gerrlee" for the original recipe that we have made some small changes too.

Thermomix Model

  • Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
    For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

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Vorwerk Thermomix ® and The Mix Australia Pty Ltd and The Mix New Zealand Ltd assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
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Candied Citrus Peel



  • 8. December 2023 - 17:55

    You're a lifesaver - been doing this without Thermi for years for a Honey & Co Fig Walnut Orange loaf that I absolutely love, and I only make it once or twice a year as candying the orange peel was such a schlepp and then occasionally would loose the whole lot as it would set like a rock - not any more!! This turned out perfectly, thanks so much!! Am going to keep the syrup for a Xmas cocktail or three tmrc_emoticons.;-)

  • 16. April 2019 - 00:08

    Candied Citrus PeelCandied Citrus Peel

    I halved this recipe, as I was only making it to use as a garnish on top of a lemon tart. I made it with orange peels. It was very easy. I think if I was to make it again, I would blanch them first, to take away a little of the bitterness. I have saved the leftover orange-flavoured sugar syrup to use as a topper for pancakes (instead of maple syrup), as I hate wasting anything. Overall, highly recommend. Smile

  • 19. December 2018 - 07:03

    Fantastic easy recipe. I did lemon and it was very easy.

  • 2. July 2015 - 15:55

    5 stars

  • 2. July 2015 - 15:54

    Heard about this candied peel at a recent Thermomix Cooking Class my friend went to, she said it was really good. Will be making it tomorrow.

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