Screening: Pineapple Express
Supplies: paring knife saucepan wire rack Ingredients: orange, lemon, lime 1 c water 1 c sugar plus more for coating pinch cream of tartar pinch kosher salt
slice tops and bottoms off fruit. score peel into 1inch strips, use fingers to peel off strips.
place in saucepan and cover with water. bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer for 20min
drain peels. cut/scoop away excess pith (whites)
cut lengthwise into thin strips
in saucepan combine water, sugar, cream of tartar and salt. bring to boil over medium heat and add in strips of citrus fruit. reduce heat to low. cook until peel is translucent – about 30min. remove from heat and transfer into heatproof container. let sit overnight at room temp. (stage 1 pic)
remove peels from syrup, let dry out overnight. (stage 2 pic) roll in granulated sugar.
- this process takes three days. yes i was unaware of this when i started out.
- i wish i could have thought of something to do with the leftover citrus syrup. in the interest of cleaning my kitchen back up i just got rid of it but there must be something fun i can do with it next time i make this confection…
Review: this a pretty easy recipe. the only timely thing (aside from the overnight waiting) is peeling and cleaning out the pith from the citrus fruits. i didn’t use that many fruit peels – one orange, one lemon, one lime, one tangerine – because i was more interested in figuring out which one tasted best (tangerine in my humble opinion) and had potential for future gifting. however, it wound up making a good amount of candied peel.
package sent off to dad, hopefully a healthy-ish treat that he can enjoy.