Candied Lemon & Lime Slices

I was on vacation awhile ago and the cocktails were garnished with candied citrus slices.  They seemed fun, so I decided to give them a whirl!

These were fun to make, though mine didn’t harden as much as I’d hoped. I had much more success when I made dried pineapple flowers.  I think a food dehydrator would have helped, but I don’t have one.  So, below are directions for candied (albeit sticky) lemon and lime slices.

Candied Lemons & Limes

Recipe from One Sweet Appetite

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 lemon, sliced thin

1 lime, sliced thin

Stir together the water and sugar in a large skillet over medium heat and bring to a low simmer.  Once all the sugar is melted, add the lemon and lime slices.  Simmer, flipping occasionally until translucent.

Move to a wire rack to dry.  Alternatively dry the slices out in a food dehydrator or oven on low heat (200 degrees F) until dried.  If using the oven, watch carefully for browning.