Introduction: Candied and Coated in Sugar Yuzu Peels
Candied yuzu peels made from fragrant, fresh, and fantastic yuzu fruits. Yuzus are a Chinese, Korean, and Japanese fruit that is a hybrid of mandarin oranges and ichang papeda citruses. Delicious!
I based my recipe off of this delicious recipe for Candied Yuzu Peels~
- 3 yuzus
- 5 cups of water and 2 1/2 cups of water
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar (more for coating)
Step 1: Wash Your Yuzus
Take 3 yuzus and wash under running water thoroughly. Then dry the fruits with a towel.
Step 2: Juice Your Yuzus
Slice yuzus in half horizontally. Using your hands squeeze the yuzus over a strainer into a measuring cup. Yuzus are mostly seeds, and less juice. You will have around 1/4 cup of juice from juicing. Use this to make Yuzu Candy Drops ~
Step 3: Cut Your Yuzu Peels
Using your hands and a paring knife take out the flesh of the yuzu carefully. Leave a small layer of pith for a bit of bitterness. Cut the peels in half and cut the halves into triangular slivers.
Step 4: Boil Water
In a medium saucepan bring 5 cups of filtered water to a boil.
Step 5: Simmer Your Yuzu Peels
Add your yuzu peels in and boil for 13 minutes, now lower the heat to medium~low and simmer for 25 minutes.
Step 6: Drain the Yuzu Peels
Drain the yuzu peels with a sieve and set aside.
Step 7: Prepare the Yuzu Syrup
In the same pan add in 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 2 1/2 cups of water, and 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar. Stir. Now bring to a boil over medium~high heat.
Step 8: Candy the Yuzu Peels
Bring the heat to low and add in your strained yuzu peels. Simmer for 50 minutes.
Step 9: Drain the Yuzu Peels
Strain your yuzu peels with a bowl underneath the strainer and save the syrup for drinks, moistening cakes, glazing fruits and more.
Step 10: Put the Yuzu Peels on a Baking Sheet
Place a cut to size piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet. Using cooking chopsticks pick out each syrupy yuzu peel from the sieve and place onto the baking sheet.
Step 11: Dry the Yuzu Peels
I dried mine overnight on the baking sheet on the counter, then placed the parchment covered baking sheet in the oven at 200F and dried for 1 hour. Or you can preheat the oven to 200F and bake for 3 1/2 hours, check every hour to feel and taste the yuzu peels for the right texture.
Step 12: Coat the Yuzu Peels
In a bowl with granulated sugar toss the yuzu peels until coated, add more sugar if needed. Put the coated yuzu peels in an airtight container. Chow down!
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